On April 30, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted “Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis: Searching for Relief.” The event sought to explore different perspectives on what has quickly become one of most disruptive developments in the Western Hemisphere: the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Held in Washington DC in collaboration with the regional news channel NTN24, the event explored the multiple dimensions of the crisis and its reverberations across the region, drawing on the knowledge and experience of a group of expert panelists working in the context of humanitarian situations.
, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, opened the event by emphasizing the importance of sustained international attention to the crisis and of the need to move the needle forward on relief. Drawing on ...
As Mexican voters grow increasingly discontent with years of corruption and unequal economic growth, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the anti-establishment candidate in Mexico’s upcoming presidential elections, holds tightly to his lead in the polls. At a crucial moment for Mexico’s trade under NAFTA and US-Mexico relations, six years of AMLO could mark a turning point for the country’s future. But if he does not win, what can Mexico, and the world, expect from the other leading candidates? For the second in a three-part conversation series with advisers to each of the top presidential candidates, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in collaboration with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, hosted Sergio Alcocer, government program coordinator for José Antonio Meade of the Todos por México coalition, for a dynamic discussion about the proposals of the presidential candidate who is currently in third place.
On July 1st, Mexican voters will go to the polls to elect the leader of the second-largest economy in Latin America and a key commercial and security ally to the US. The 2018 presidential elections come at a pivotal moment for contentious economic and social issues in Mexico, US-Mexico bilateral relations, and the implementation of a renegotiated NAFTA. In the first of a three-part conversation series with advisers to each of the top presidential candidates, the Atlantic Council, in collaboration with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, hosted Graciela Márquez Colín, economic adviser to presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) of the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition and research professor at Colegio de México, for an insightful conversation about the priorities and proposals of the leading candidate.
Recent international optimism about Argentina has centered on multiple factors which include the opening up of the Argentinian economy, the expansion of foreign investment, and the number of like-minded ruling politicians. Leading this effort are President Mauricio Macri, Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodriguez, Governor of Buenos Aires Province Maria Eugenia Vidal.
In the wake of this optimism and in an effort to elevate the discussion on this New Argentina, the Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center held an event welcoming Governor of Buenos Aires Maria Eugenia Vidal, to an invite-only audience Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, DC. This event was a part of our ongoing Argentina series and our Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative.
Following Jason Marczak’s introductory remarks, Governor Vidal spoke about her plans for an economic resurgence in the province of Buenos...