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Dec 8, 2020

Spotlight: The Biden-Harris Administration and the future of supply chains in the Americas

By Juan Carlos Baker, Maurice Bellan, Christina Conlin, Kerry Contini, Reagan Demas, Ildefonso Guajardo, Landon Loomis, Jason Marczak, Manuel Padrón-Castillo, Anne Petterd, Shunko Rojas, Lisa Schroeter, Alison J. Stafford Powell, Joyce Smith, Jennifer Trock, Omar Vargas, Carlos Alberto Vela-Treviño

The month of November 2020 marked a turning point for the United States as voters cast their ballots at rates not recently seen in a US election. The historic race saw around 65 percent of the voting population in the United States participating, the highest in more than one hundred years. With three hundred and […]

Economy & Business Latin America

New Atlanticist

Dec 4, 2020

Boats over troubled waters: Caribbean nations struggle with response to Venezuelan migration crisis

By Angela Chávez Keri and Beatriz Godoy Rivas

Given the small territory and population size of these island nations, the flow of migrants is disproportionately impacting their societies, and it is testing the weight of their institutions and resources, while also enhancing domestic issues like inequality and poverty.

Caribbean Coronavirus

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mar 5, 2020

Venezuelan women: The unseen victims of the humanitarian crisis

By Angela Chavez

Although gender inequality is not a novel issue in Latin America and especially not in Venezuela, the current humanitarian crisis has made women more vulnerable financially, politically, and socially, and made sexual violence and discrimination commonplace. According to a recent report by Venezuelan non-profit organization Center for Peace and Justice (CEPAZ), the crisis has increased women’s vulnerability through the lack of governance and weakened institutions, impoverishment, lack of access to food and medicine, and the rising forced migration, among other factors.

Migration Venezuela

Angela Chavez was an associate director, communications and community specialist in the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. During her time at the Atlantic Council, Angela has led the design, implementation, and evaluation of international development programs, and has served as liaison between the Council and its funders, as well as local partners. Angela previously worked as a program manager and business development analyst at My Business Matches, a technology company that provides a business matchmaking software solution. She also worked with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm, where she split her time between the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s team and the Operations team, supporting policy research, and planning both internal and external events. Angela is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She is a native Spanish-speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in French. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from American University.