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Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The Maduro Regime’s Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy in Venezuela and Security in Latin America

Introduction By Diego Area and Domingo Sadurní Two months after the internationally recognized interim government marked its first year, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere’s modern history, entered a new phase. The coronavirus pandemic, which has rattled even the most developed nations, is further straining a crippled health system already unable […]

Issue Brief by Douglas Farah

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

The coronavirus infodemic in Latin America will cost lives

Disinformation and misinformation, especially circulating within the biggest economy in Latin America (Brazil) and the country with the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the hemisphere (Venezuela), can foment national catastrophes that will be felt well beyond the realms of the online information space and national borders.

New Atlanticist by Roberta Braga and Diego Area

Brazil Coronavirus

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

What Trump’s State of the Union means for US foreign policy

US President Donald J. Trump used his third State of the Union address to argue that his administration has “launched the great American comeback” through its economic policies and tough international stances. In a speech that focused heavily on domestic issues, his discussion of foreign policy mainly highlighted what he believed to be his major foreign policy successes, rather than announcements of new plans.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Energy & Environment

Diego Area is an associate director in the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center where he leads the Venezuelan portfolio. He joined the Council in December 2018, previously working as a researcher at the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. Before being forced to leave Venezuela, Diego was director of social development in the municipality of Sucre where he oversaw a team of 300 employees. Additionally, he served as campaign manager in the 2015 parliamentary elections in the State of Miranda in Venezuela, holding a similar role in more than ten electoral and advocacy campaigns. Diego is a graduate candidate in political management at the George Washington University and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.