New AtlanticistNov 10, 2023
The APEP Leaders’ Summit opened a window for deeper US economic ties with Latin America and the Caribbean
By Jason Marczak, Martin Cassinelli
The White House's promises at the November 3 summit should be followed up with trade integration efforts, investment goals, and an expansion of the countries involved.
Martin Cassinelli is a project assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where he supports programming on economic development, gender, and the Andes region. In doing so, he supports the Center’s work on nearshoring and other economic policy issues, manages the United Nations Women project on gender challenges in the Caribbean, and advances the Center’s work on Peru.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Cassinelli worked on economic development projects in Peru, interned in the public affairs industry in Germany, and worked for the Peruvian embassy in Germany. Cassinelli holds a master’s degree in international economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Heidelberg. Originally from Peru, Cassinelli is a native Spanish and German speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in Portuguese.