On Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Atlantic Council will host an #ACFrontPage conversation with General Laura J. Richardson, commander of US Southern Command, on the future of the United States’ security partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Security cooperation between the United States and countries across Latin America and the Caribbean is important, not just because of geographical proximity: The Western Hemisphere, as a whole, faces challenges that are transnational in nature, including organized crime, drug trafficking, and irregular migration.

The conversation with Richardson will build on the findings of two recent Atlantic Council Strategy Papers that emphasize the imperative of countering malign forms of Chinese and Russian influence and of redefining US partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean to keep up with today’s challenges.

This edition of #ACFrontPage, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, will be livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter). To register, please complete the registration form.

In-person registration for this event is now closed.

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


General Laura J. Richardson
US Southern Command

In conversation with

Alexander Ward
National Security Reporter

Opening remarks by

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

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