North America

The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in North America examines opportunities and challenges facing the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Issues include energy, security, economics and trade, and international relations. 

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Shifter: “Guaidó is the leader that we have not seen from the opposition in the last 20 years”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated on CGTN’s World Insight where he discussed topics such as the international community’s approach to the Venezuelan crisis, the difference between the US’ approach to Venezuela and its approach to other transitions, and the risks of the Trump administration’s tough rhetoric towards Venezuelan officials.


Shifter: “Trump Conflates Chaos in Venezuela with Socialism in America”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed for Background Briefing with Ian Masters, where he discussed topics such as the repercussions of the crisis in Venezuela for American politics, the role of the United States in fostering a democratic transition in Venezuela, and possible outcomes for the crisis. …

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The threat of sanctions has been floating around in the U.S. for many years. They were always worried about the fear that the humanitarian crisis would get worse because the economic situation would get worse without a guarantee there would be a positive change in government. That threat still exists — we still don’t know how this is going to end up.
I think that the intention [with the push to bring aid into Venezuela] is to dramatize the situation. It's certainly not the solution - and the solution won't come without a political change in Venezuela.