Central America & the Caribbean

The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in Central America and the Caribbean examines opportunities and challenges facing the 28 countries and islands in the region. Issues include security, migration, drug policy, remittances, education, integration, and trade. 

The Inter-American Dialogue has been working jointly with Haiti’s Université Quisqueya to develop an independent, non-partisan initiative called Think Tank Haiti (TTH). In the last few ​recent months, the crisis in Haiti has reached new lows. Gangs have more power than ever, the prime minister has torpedoed his own dialogue with civil society, shortages in food, fuel, and even water are widespread, and cholera has reappeared after more than a three-year absence. The international community has renewed its interest in Haiti and is expected to decide soon if a new peacekeeping mission will be sent by the UN. ​These interconnected challenges, on top of repeated natural disasters, have neither quick nor clear solutions. The mission of TTH is to reinforce and build upon Haiti’s capacity to analyze, understand, and respond to the multiple, devastating challenges confronting the nation today.

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Taraciuk Broner: “The US, the region, and the European Union need to be good neighbors and that means paying closer attention to what is happening in Cuba today.”

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program of the Inter-American Dialogue provided her analysis on the situation in Cuba. The conversation covers analysis on the latest developments in Cuba. What is happening with the protests and what elements should be observed? How does the picture look from the outside? What could be coming and what can be done? 

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Las violaciones del régimen al CAFTA-DR

Como parte de su política represiva, Daniel Ortega también ha violado derechos laborales, ambientales y empresariales, que están tutelados por el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos, y como resultado ha expuesto al régimen a la demanda de cómo ejercer una presión internacional más efectiva.

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