Tag: Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri quoted in France 42 article, “Biden Heralds Shift in US Strategy Toward Venezuela”

“Another analyst, Michael Camilleri of the Inter-American Dialogue, said, ‘Biden’s policy toward Venezuela will be grounded in reality rather than the wishful thinking that we’ve seen under the Trump administration.’ “The reality, he said, is that Maduro presides over a dictatorship that systematically violates people’s human rights, and the country

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Michael Camilleri quoted in Univision article, “Report Urges Creation of Mechanism to Repatriate Venezuela’s Stolen Assets to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis”

“‘People have floated this idea in very general terms but we looked around and nobody has done the deep thinking on this to delineate what some of the concrete options might be for making this happen,’ said Michael Camilleri, an international lawyer and former diplomat, who served in the Obama

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Michael Camilleri testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade: “The Health, Economic, and Political Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean”

“While regional experiences vary and it is still early to draw definitive conclusions, it is already clear that the pandemic is exposing and exacerbating many of Latin America’s preexisting challenges. Income inequality, labor informality, and weak social safety nets obligated millions of citizens to choose between protecting their health and

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Michael Camilleri quoted in The New York Times article, “Trump Ally Wants to Be First American to Head Latin American Aid Bank”

“‘In the best case, it leads to paralysis and marginalization, and that’s already sidelining the most important institution at the most critical moment,’ Michael Camilleri, an analyst at the Inter-American Dialogue policy center, said of Mr. Claver-Carone’s candidacy. ‘In the worst case, the bank becomes a vehicle for a fairly

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Michael Camilleri writes in World Politics Review: “Trump’s Pick for IDB Chief Could Hamstring Latin America’s Top Lender”

“President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, traveled to Bogota this week, ostensibly to announce up to $5 billion in financing under the White House’s new United States-Colombia Growth Initiative. The money had been pledged months ago by the U.S. Development Finance Corporation, and it is contingent on investment-worthy

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WestExec Spotlight: Michael Camilleri

WestExec’s Spotlight Series highlights the issues some of our team members focus on. This week’s Spotlight features Michael Camilleri, former Western Hemisphere advisor on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council from 2012-2017. Latin America: The United States has strong

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Michael Camilleri writes with Michael Shifter in The New York Times: “It’s Not the Time for War Games With Venezuela”

“With last week’s significant deployment of United States naval assets in the Caribbean, the Trump administration upped the ante in its confrontation with the Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. For the past 15 months, the administration has applied ‘maximum pressure’ on Mr. Maduro’s regime, with the hope that the upper echelons

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