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February 28, 2014: The United States and Central America’s Northern Tier: The Ongoing Disconnect
By Héctor Silva Ávalos
Organized crime, rampant corruption, and large scale violence have stunted the economic and social development of Central America's Northern Triangle since the end of the region's civil wars in the 1990s. Has US aid effectively reversed climbing homicide and crime rates?

April 24, 2013: Women and the Judiciary in the Americas: Leadership and Outcomes (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue, League of Women Voters, and International Association of Women Judges
We are pleased to present this report on women in judicial leadership in the Americas. In recent decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have made tremendous strides towards achieving leadership in every sphere and at the highest levels.

April 24, 2013: La Mujer y el Poder Judicial en las Américas: Liderazgo y Resultados (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue, League of Women Voters, and International Association of Women Judges
Nos complace sobremanera presentar un informe sobre la mujer en cargos de responsabilidad judicial en las Américas, elaborado en el marco de los grandes avances que durante las últimas décadas las mujeres de América Latina y el Caribe vienen concretando en todos los ámbitos y al más alto nivel.

April 23, 2013: The Americas in Motion: Looking Ahead (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue
This commemorative volume draws in part on papers prepared for the Dialogue’s 30th Anniversary Sol M. Linowitz Forum. The authors reflect on the dramatic transformations in US-Latin American relations over the past thirty years – since the Dialogue’s first report on the hemispheric policy agenda in 1983 – and, more crucially, they explore what changes should be anticipated over the next three decades. In keeping with the Dialogue’s role and mission, this forward-looking exercise seeks to inform the terms of debate and influence decision-making. Our aim is to stimulate broad and spirited public discussion about where the Western Hemisphere is headed

February 6, 2013: A More Ambitious Agenda: A Report of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Commission on Mexico-US Relations (PDF)
By Carla Hills and Ernesto Zedillo
This report of a special Inter-American Dialogue Commission is a call to presidents Obama and Peña Nieto and their administrations to recognize the enhanced opportunities they have to forge cooperative approaches to the multiple challenges their two countries face.

February 6, 2013: Una Agenda Más Ambiciosa: Informe de la Comisión de Diálogo Interamericano sobre relaciones México-Estados Unidos (PDF)
By Carla Hills and Ernesto Zedillo
El informe de esta comisión especial de Diálogo Interamericano es un llamado a los presidentes Obama y Peña Nieto a reconocer la oportunidad que se les presenta de dar un enfoque más colaborativo a los múltiples desafíos que ambas partes enfrentan y a aprovechar los próximos cuatro años para trabajar en busca de soluciones conjuntas.

January 15, 2013: Organized Crime and Insecurity in Belize (PDF)
By Julie López
In this working paper, López offers an in-depth look at the security landscape in Belize, a country too often ignored in regional policy discussions, but one which faces criminal challenges similar to those of its larger Central American neighbors.

December 7, 2012: Security in Nicaragua: Central America's Exception? (PDF)
By Roberto Cajina
During the past four decades of the twentieth century, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala experienced civil wars that differed in their nature, intensity, and duration. Following peace, criminal violence took hold in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras,— but not in Nicaragua, which has managed to maintain relatively low levels of insecurity in a region that has been cited as “the most violent in the world.” Why? What factors account for this difference? Was the upsurge of criminal violence an unprecedented phenomenon in the Northern Triangle? Have the countries of the Southern Triangle stood apart from such violence? These are some of the questions that this paper seeks to answer.

December 7, 2012: Seguridad en Nicaragua: ¿la excepción en Centroamérica? (PDF)
By Roberto Cajina
En las últimas cuatro décadas del siglo pasado, Nicaragua, El Salvador y Guatemala vivieron guerras civiles de naturaleza, intensidad y duración distintas. Después de la firma de la paz, la violencia delictiva se apoderé de El Salvador y Guatemala, además de Honduras, mas no así de Nicaragua, que ha logrado mantener niveles relativamente bajos de inseguridad en una región que, se asegura, es “la más violenta del mundo”. ¿Por qué? ¿Qué factores marcaron la diferencia? ¿Fue la irrupción de la violencia delictiva un fenómeno inédito en el Triángulo Norte? ¿Han estado los países del Triángulo Sur ajenos a la violencia? ¿Es este fenómeno algo nuevo en los países del istmo? Estas son algunas de las preguntas que este ensayo busca responder.

July 16, 2012: Inter-American Dialogue Working Paper: What is US Drug Policy? (PDF)
By Peter Hakim and Kimberly Covington
There are increasing pressures to rethink and reshape US drug policy. This Inter-American Dialogue Working Paper discusses key elements of current US drug policy, points out their strengths and weaknesses, and highlights where changes would be desirable.

April 11, 2012: Remaking the Relationship: The United States and Latin America (PDF)
By Inter-American Dialogue
The United States and Latin America, after a decade of profound change, are increasingly going their separate ways. Without a rethinking of the relationship and resolution of three stubborn, long-standing problems—immigration, Cuba, and drug policy—the drift and distancing are likely to continue, potentially producing new tensions and risks for hemispheric affairs. The report also points to several critical opportunities that would lead to more productive cooperation and help establish the necessary basis for sustained partnership between the United States and Latin America.

April 9, 2012: Countering Criminal Violence in Central America (PDF)
By Michael Shifter
This report, published by the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action, explores the causes and consequences of the violence faced by Central American countries and examines the national, regional, and international efforts aimed at reducing its worst effects. It identifies US interests involved in the deteriorating situation and offers policymakers a set of key recommendations to enhance regional cooperation and be more effective in tackling shared security challenges.

February 25, 2011: La Visita de Obama a América Latina: Una Mirada desde el Sur (PDF)
By Sergio Bitar
Motivados por la gira que el Presidente Obama proyecta realizar a América Latina en marzo próximo, nos complace ofrecer las reflexiones de Sergio Bitar al respecto. Miembro de larga data y actual investigador principal visitante del Diálogo Interamericano, el ex-senador Bitar ha sido además titular de las carteras de minería, educación y obras públicas en tres distintos gobiernos chilenos. Su penetrante y lúcido enfoque sobre las oportunidades y momento actual por el que pasan las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y América Latina amerita su difusión pública y un debate vigoroso.

July 16, 2009: VIDEO: José Miguel Insulza on Honduras
By Chris Moore
Video of a panel conversation featuring Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza and The Dialogue’s Peter Hakim. The two discussed the political crisis in Honduras, paying special attention to the role of the OAS in the events that transpired over the past several weeks.

July 16, 2009: VIDEO: Q&A Session with José Miguel Insulza
By Chris Moore
Following José Miguel Insulza's presentation to the Dialogue on July 16, 2009, he fielded questions from the audience for close to 45 minutes.

July 13, 2009: VIDEO: Coverage of the Conflict in Honduras
By Chris Moore
The Inter-American Dialogue produced a video on coverage of the current conflict in Honduras.

May 26, 2009: VIDEO: Drugs and Violence: Part One of a Series on Mexico
By Chris Moore
The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to release a recently-produced video on issues related to drugs and violence in Mexico. The video features commentary from Lázaro Cárdenas and Michael Shifter. It is the first in a series of videos to be released on Mexico.

May 11, 2009: Examining Recent Changes in US Policy Towards Cuba
By Chris Moore
A new video on Cuba.

March 23, 2009: A Second Chance: U.S. Policy in the Americas (video)
By Chris Moore
The Inter-American Dialogue produced a video on the report "A Second Chance: U.S. Policy in the Americas," and its recommendations for a new U.S. policy agenda in the Americas.

November 1, 2008: The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution
By Daniel P. Erikson
There are few international relationships that rival in intimacy, passion, and sheer tension that between the Cuba and the United States. In The Cuba Wars, Cuba expert Daniel Erikson draws on extensive visits to Cuba and conversations with both government officials and opposition leaders—plus the key players in Washington and Florida—to offer an unmatched portrait of a small country with very large importance to America.