The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in the Andes region examines opportunities and challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Issues include democratic governance, security and drug policy, cross-border relations, and energy.
In an interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter discussed the recent elections in Ecuador and Peru. In the former, Guillermo Lasso won the race despite lagging behind Andrés Arauz in the polls, and in Peru, Pedro Castillo unexpectedly won the first round of voting, with Keiko Fujimori coming in second.
En una entrevista con El Washington Post Podcast, Michael Shifter opinó sobre la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales en Perú, en las cuales Pedro Castillo y Keiko Fujimori se impusieron en primer y segundo lugar.
On March 16, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue, Fundamedios, and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas at the University of Miami, hosted Media and Democracy in the Americas IV, a conference that convened journalists, academics, and prominent researchers from Latin America and the United States.
Lasso, if nothing else, is very pragmatic, and in Ecuador today that demands close relationships with the United States and also China. [Ecuador] is in dire straits, and taking sides or excluding one of the countries is not realistic.