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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Private Meeting with Colombia Delegation: The Compromiso Valle Mission

On November 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with members of the Colombian delegation for Compromiso Valle during their visit to Washington, DC. The private roundtable conversation included Maria Isabel Ulloa, executive director of Compromiso Valle and former Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, Erlendy Cuero, defender of afro-descendant victims, and Remy Calero, CEO of AseoYa.

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Chinchilla: “Hay oportunidades, pero ciertamente el trabajo es inmenso”

En una entrevista con el NTN24, Laura Chinchilla, co-chair del Diálogo Interamericano, compartió su perspectiva sobre los acontecimientos más recientes en América Latina. La conversación se enfocó en el futuro de la región, los planes del gobierno de Joe Biden con el hemisferio sur, las elecciones en Nicaragua y el debate entre la CELAC y la OEA. 


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[Ecuador's comments about a shift toward China] is a narrative that we're hearing across the entire region, and I think it's not without reason. China has now surpassed the United States in all but Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay, and it may soon be the largest partner for those countries as well. It’s not as though the United States is no longer a critical ally for countries in the region. It’s just that China is very much present in sectors where the United States is not.