• La enseñanza del inglés en México

    Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla sobre los retos que enfrentan los programas de enseñanza de idioma inglés en México.

    Oct 18 2017
  • “Tribunal Supremo de Justicia” venezolano en el exilio se instala en la OEA

    Mientras algunos expertos en Washington consideran que la instalación del Tribunal Supremo opositor venezolano es legítima, otros creen que estos magistrados, no serán objetivos en sus juicios. Michael Shifter comenta.

    Oct 16 2017
  • Who or What Is Behind the ‘Sonic Attacks’ in Cuba?

    The U.S. State Department in early October expelled 15 Cuban diplomats in protest of what it said was Cuba’s failure to protect American envoys in Havana from a series of mysterious attacks that caused hearing loss and other ailments. What do the decisions to expel and withdraw diplomatic staff indicate about the future of U.S.-Cuban relations?

    Oct 11 2017
  • La enseñanza del inglés en Argentina

    Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla sobre los retos que enfrentan los programas de enseñanza de idioma inglés en América Latina.

    Oct 10 2017
  • Does Mexico Need Tougher Building Codes?

    Hundreds of buildings in Mexico are reportedly at risk of collapsing or experiencing even greater damage following the powerful earthquakes that struck the country in September. Could more stringent building codes and construction designed to withstand earthquakes have prevented the building collapses seen last month, and should the government take steps to require such changes?

    Oct 10 2017
  • Why Is Venezuela Included in Trump’s Travel Ban?

    President Trump’s sanctions strategy against Venezuela remains committed but ineffectual, and banning a smallish band of regime loyalists from traveling to the United States will do little to change that.

    Oct 10 2017
  • Are Latin America’s Leaders Turning Away From the U.S.?

    World leaders traveled to the United Nations for its General Assembly in mid-September, with speeches including ones from Brazilian President Michel Temer decrying protectionism, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backing peace processes, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet stressing the need to fight climate change and U.S. President Donald Trump articulating his “America First” vision to a global audience. What were the biggest takeaways for the Western Hemisphere following the assembly?

    Oct 6 2017
  • Advancing electric mobility in Latin America

    With the fastest growing car fleet in the world, Latin America has reason to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. Costa Rica, with its strong commitment to tackling climate change, is positioning itself to vastly expand EV use in the next five years.

    Oct 5 2017
  • El aprendizaje del inglés en Colombia

    Ariel Fiszbein del Diálogo Interamericano habla con CNN, Semana y El Tiempo sobre los desafíos a la enseñanza del idioma inglés en América Latina y las opciones de política que pueden mejorar los resultados de aprendizaje.

    Oct 5 2017
  • Understanding Brazil’s Protracted Crisis

    On September 26, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Dr. Matias Spektor, Associate Professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas and columnist at Folha de S. Paulo. The discussion, moderated by Michael Shifter, focused on Brazil’s political crisis and the threats to Brazilian democracy that exist today.

    Oct 5 2017
  • How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America

    On October 3, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event entitled “How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America” to discuss a report recently published by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) on crime avoidance in Central America. The event was moderated by Michael Shifter, with the speakers including Elizabeth Zechmeister, Carole Wilson, Michael Camilleri, and Juan Gonzalez. The panel discussed the report’s methodology and findings, as well as some of the broader implications of the research for policymakers in Latin America and the United States.

    Oct 4 2017
  • How Are U.S. Fed Decisions Affecting Latin America?

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Sept. 20 announced its decision to keep interest rates steady and to begin unwinding stimulus it put in place amid the Great Recession. What effect will the Fed’s decision have on emerging markets, specifically in Latin America?

    Oct 3 2017
  • Beneath the Violence: How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life and Emigration in Central America

    New research from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) shows how crime avoidance influences everyday behaviors and has significant consequences for education, economic opportunity, development, and the rule of law—and help explain why intentions to migrate have risen sharply in every Central American country.

    Oct 2 2017
  • US Pulls Embassy Staff from Cuba after ‘Sonic Attacks’

    A recent series of attacks on American personnel in Cuba has left officials in both countries confused. As investigations into the origins of the mysterious symptoms that have affected 21 members of the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic corps continue, there have already been implications for relations between the two countries. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that about half of the embassy’s staff would be recalled. In an interview with BBC, Michael Shifter discussed the attacks and the effect they may have on U.S.-Cuba relations moving forward.

    Oct 2 2017
  • Harnessing the Anti-Corruption Wave in Latin America

    On September 22, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted Jose Ugaz, the chairman of Transparency International. Ugaz answered questions about the nature of today’s corruption scandals, highlighting the Odebrecht case in Brazil that has implicated a number of other countries in Latin America.

    Sep 28 2017