US Policy

Although the United States’ relationship with Latin America has changed profoundly in recent years, the US remains a vital partner to many Latin American nations. Its foreign and domestic policies on a range of issues, including drugs and immigration, bear deep implications for the region. The Inter-American Dialogue closely monitors Washington’s relationship with its neighbors and provides leaders from across the Western Hemisphere with an open forum for exchange. Our timely and incisive analysis seeks to build hemispheric consensus on divisive policy challenges and spark new conversations on pressing issues.


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Photo of Haitian man carrying his daughter / Foto yon nonm ayisyen ki pote pitit fi li / Photo d'un homme haïtien qui transport sa fille

Haitians Have a Solution to Haiti’s Crisis

Since March 2021, Haitian civil society has been working hard to develop innovative, local solutions to the country’s problems, including a blueprint for a Haitian-led transition that could well forge a new path for the country. For that plan to work, the changes will need to be profound and transformative, and the process of implementing them as inclusive and empowering, as possible.


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Es notable y vergonzoso para la administración Biden que los presidentes de los países decidieran saltarse la Cumbre de las Américas organizada por Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, quizás no deberíá ser tan sorprendente. En diciembre pasado, Estados Unidos no invitó a ninguno de los líderes del Triángulo Norte a participar en la cumbre mundial [de la democracia].
There are certainly some very crucial issues the region needs to address together. But it’s hard to see how a summit formula based on unity that existed a couple of decades ago is the answer for tackling those issues when the region is so disappointingly fragmented.