• Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?

    Next year, critical elections in Latin America’s three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust with a mix of corruption scandals, mediocre economies, unremitting violence and a largely discredited political class. All three presidential contests are wide open and ripe for anti-establishment challengers.

    Nov 17 2017
  • Corruption, Internet Freedom, and Online Privacy in Latin America

    On November 15, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Corruption, Internet Freedom, and Online Privacy in Latin America,” bringing together panelists to discuss a report recently published by the Inter-American Dialogue about freedom of expression and the concept of the “Right to be Forgotten.” The event’s panelists included Catalina Botero, Edison Lanza, José Luis Piñar, Romina Mella, and Michael Camilleri. The panel explored the concept of the “Right to be Forgotten” in the context of Latin America, considering the tension between privacy and transparency, and how European privacy standards can be adapted for the Americas.

    Nov 17 2017
  • Los medios de comunicación en el contexto político centroamericano

    El pasado 3 de octubre, el Diálogo Interamericano en asociación con Free Press Unlimited, ICCO Cooperación y el Centro Latinoamericano para la Competitividad y el Desarrollo Sostenible (CLACDS) del Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas en Costa Rica (INCAE), organizó un panel sobre el periodismo independiente en Centroamérica con Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Martín Rodriguez y José Luis Sanz.

    Nov 16 2017
  • Experts Meeting on Democratic Governance Against Corruption

    A meeting of a group of 28 anticorruption experts to discuss and draft recommendations for the VIII Summit of the Americas to be hosted in Peru in April, 2018.

    Nov 15 2017
  • Democracy in the Digital Age

    A report on freedom of expression in the Americas and Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’. 

    Nov 15 2017
  • Must Brazil Choose Between Growth & Fighting Graft?

    The lower house of Brazil’s Congress on Oct. 25 voted for the second time this year to spare President Michel Temer from a trial before the Supreme Court on corruption charges. Which is more urgent for Brazil: pursuing corruption investigations—wherever they may lead—and punishing the guilty, or reviving the country’s crippled economy and reigniting stalled social progress?

    Nov 14 2017
  • Engagement or Estrangement: What next for US-Cuban relations?

    On November 10, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a debate about the future of US-Cuba relations featuring Emily Mendrala, Michael Bustamante, and Jorge I. Dominguez, with Michael Camilleri moderating the discussion.

    Nov 14 2017
  • Shifter: “Trump ha peleado más con sus aliados que con sus adversarios”

    Shifter conversa con T13 sobre el gobierno “turbulento” y “lleno de incertidumbre” de Trump a un año de su elección.

    Nov 14 2017
  • Las Americas a examen: Shifter sobre China en Latam, TPP, TCLAN, Cuba, Colombia

    En esta conversación con la Fundación Global para la Democracia, Michael Shifter discutió temas de actualidad e importancia para Latinoamérica: el papel de China en la región, la posición de Estados Unidos en el mundo después de su retiro del TPP, las renegociaciones del TLCAN, relaciones bilaterales entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, desigualdad y violencia, y la relación entre EEUU y Colombia.

    Nov 9 2017
  • Venezuela: ¿Cuál es el alcance del apoyo de China, Rusia y Cuba?

    Margaret Myers, Directora del Programa de Latinoamérica y el Mundo, opina sobre la alianza de Venezuela con China y lo que significa esta para el panorama venezolano.

    Nov 9 2017
  • The Energy of Transportation: A Focus on Latin American Urban Transportation

    Addressing Latin America’s transportation challenge requires an integrated approach, including stemming the growth in demand for private cars by improving public transportation systems and non-motorized transportation options; improving fuel efficiency and fuel quality standards; and diversifying fuel sources for transportation.

    Nov 8 2017
  • La atención a la primera infancia en Perú

    Ariel Fiszbein, director del Programa de Educación, habla sobre los avances y retos de la atención a la primera infancia en Perú.

    Nov 6 2017
  • Japan-Mexico Relations: Finding Common Ground in a Changing Policy Environment

    On October 17, the Inter-American Dialogue, JALAC, COMEXI, COMCE, and the Embassy of Japan in Mexico, held a public meeting to examine developments in Japan’s long-standing relationship with Mexico.

    Nov 6 2017
  • Peace in Colombia’s Countryside? First, Turn On the Lights.

    The less than 3 percent of Colombia’s population that lacks electricity lives mainly in areas of the country that have long been controlled by the FARC and other armed groups, such as Chocó in the Pacific, La Guajira on the Caribbean coast, and Putumayo in the Amazon. Not coincidentally, Colombians without access to electricity also have higher rates of poverty, fewer basic public services, and lower education levels than the rest of the country.

    Nov 2 2017
  • Will Venezuela’s Shaken Opposition Be Able to Regroup?

    Venezuelan opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles on Oct. 24 withdrew from the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable, or MUD, highlighting a rift in the coalition. What does Capriles’ decision mean for the coalition’s leadership, and what should be the MUD’s strategy looking forward?

    Nov 1 2017