• Venezuela’s Prospects for Stability and Democracy

    On February 23, Michael Shifter participated in a panel as part of the symposium “Venezuela: Charting the Future” hosted by Georgetown University. The discussion addressed prospects for political reconciliation, the reestablishment of democracy and human rights, and the role of the international community.

    Mar 22 2018
  • Aumentan Remesas a América Latina

    Una de las reacciones de immigrantes ante las nuevas políticas migratorias es enviar más remesas.

    Mar 19 2018
  • Can Trump Succeed at the Summit of the Americas?

    Before the president’s trip to Lima—his first to the region—the administration should take a close look at why US credibility in Latin America is at historic lows.

    Mar 19 2018
  • Nombramiento de Pompeo, Toledo y Odebrecht, elecciones en Colombia

    En esta edición de Club de Prensa, Michael Shifter comenta sobre el despido de Rex Tillerson y nombramiento de Mike Pompeo, las acusaciones contra Alejandro Toledo, y las elecciones presidenciales en Colombia.

    Mar 19 2018
  • Trump promoverá su agenda en América Latina en su visita a Perú y Colombia

    El presidente Donald Trump participará en la Cumbre de las Américas en Perú el 13 y 14 de abril. Después viajará a Colombia, en una visita que según la Casa Blanca resalta el compromiso del mandatario con la región. Juan Carlos López de CNN en Español analiza esta agenda con Michael Shifter.

    Mar 13 2018
  • Will New U.S. Tariffs on Some Metals Harm or Benefit Latin America?

    New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum may not have the consequences that many people expected.

    Mar 12 2018
  • Michelle Bachelet’s Underappreciated Legacy in Chile

    Chile’s President Bachelet leaves office after a second term widely seen as disappointing. But her influence was more transformative than many recognize.

    Mar 9 2018
  • Investment in Latin American Oil and Renewables Likely to Grow

    IFLR speaks with Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries program at the Inter-American Dialogue. Viscidi analyses recent developments in Latin America’s energy markets, particularly in relation to broadsweep energy market reforms in Brazil and Mexico.

    Mar 8 2018
  • Chinese Finance to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

    China’s record of lending in LAC continues to surpass that of other banks, even though policy banks issued only $9 billion to the region in 2017.

    Mar 8 2018
  • Who Has the Edge in Colombia’s Presidential Race?

    What issues are shaping Colombia’s presidential race ahead of the May 27 vote, and how have the top candidates gotten where they are today? What factors will decide the election’s outcome? Would any of the front-runners pursue radically different policies from the current administration of centrist President Juan Manuel Santos?

    Mar 8 2018
  • El estado de las políticas docentes en Panamá

    ¿Cuáles son las recomendaciones para mejorar las políticas docentes en Panamá? Resumen del evento.

    Mar 7 2018
  • Workforce Development in the Americas: Lessons from Brazil and the US

    On February 23, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel discussion around lessons on workforce development in Brazil and the US, where panelists shared insights on best practices, particularly the role that private companies play in workforce development initiatives.

    Mar 6 2018
  • 中国比美国更了解拉美吗?


    Mar 1 2018
  • After Raul: What Next for Cuba’s Political Economy?

    On February 22, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Brookings Institution’s Latin American Initiative hosted an event to discuss the political and economic challenges Cuba will face amidst a presidential transition. This event was moderated by Michael Shifter with panelists Richard Feinberg from the Brookings Institution and William LeoGrande from American University.

    Mar 1 2018
  • Alvarado vs. Alvarado: Costa Rica’s Conservative Backlash

    On February 7, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Kevin Casas-Zamora, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue and former Vice President of Costa Rica; and Juan Carlos Hidalgo, policy analyst for Latin America at the Cato Institute, to interpret the results of the first round in the Costa Rican elections.

    Feb 28 2018