Events

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

President Nayib Bukele’s First 6 Months: Can Latin America’s Youngest President Chart a New Course in the Northern Triangle?

This call will be held using the app "Zoom." See details for joining below.

10:30am

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Wed, Sep 4, 2019

A new day for Mexico? AMLO’s first Informe de Gobierno

Conference call On September 4, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a conference call to analyze Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) government address after his first nine months in office. Speakers included Reynaldo Vizcarra-Mendez, Partner at Baker & McKenzie Abogados S.C.; Rodrigo Gallegos, Advisor at De la Calle, Madrazo, Madrid; and Valeria Moy, Nonresident […]

Event Recaps by Pablo Reynoso

Economy & Business English

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Hacking corruption: Tech tools to fight graft in the Americas

América Latina tiene un problema de corrupción, especialmente en lo que se refiere a licitaciones públicas. Un nuevo informe del Atlantic Council y el Diálogo Interamericano presenta una hoja de ruta para abordar el problema de la corrupción en América Latina con la ayuda de la tecnología. Ahora es el momento de seguir construyendo sobre […]

Report by María Fernanda Pérez Argüello and Tamar Ziff

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

US-Mexico deal reached: The economic reasons for avoiding tariffs

On June 12, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in partnership with POLITICO, hosted a timely event to discuss the economic costs of tariffs on Mexican imports for US consumers. The event was held less than a week after a US-Mexico deal was reached. The event featured a keynote conversation with Senator Tom […]

Event Recap by Pablo Reynoso

Americas Economy & Business

Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello is Associate Director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she leads the Center’s work on Mexico, USMCA (i.e. NAFTA), and Central America, and contributes to projects on China- Latin America, regional trade integration as well as disinformation in Latin America. During her time at the Council, she has co-led the Center’s Central America Task Force, managed the Center’s trade portfolio, and programmed events in Asia for US policymakers.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Maria Fernanda worked at the Inter-American Dialogue, Cato Institute, and Council of the Americas. She speaks native Spanish, English, and French, fluent Italian, and near-fluent Portuguese.

Originally from Costa Rica, Maria Fernanda earned a degree in European Studies from Sorbonne University in France, as well as a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and Political Economy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a master’s in International Law and Human Rights from the United Nations University for Peace.