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We are excited to announce that Jason Marczak was recently promoted to the position of Vice President alongside his role as Senior Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. We’re thrilled that AALAC continues to be elevated at the Atlantic Council, now with our Senior Director in a cross-organizational position.

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Visions of Change

AALAC is pleased to announce, “Visions of Change: Conversations with Venezuelan Opposition Presidential Candidates.” This event series invites all leading candidates from Venezuela’s opposition parties for live, in-person and virtual events in Washington DC to share their vision on the upcoming challenges and opportunities for Venezuela as well as their priorities should they be elected in 2024.

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Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center 10th Anniversary Gala

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s 10-year anniversary salutes our hemisphere’s global importance and celebrates exemplary individuals who champion the region, ranging from heads of state to world-renowned artists.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. EST

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To commemorate 200 years of bilateral relations between the United States and Chile, AALAC launched a US-Chile Integration Program to further advance bilateral relations with a focus on commerce, democracy, human rights, climate change, health and pension reform, and green energy transformation.

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New Atlanticist

Nov 30, 2023

Milei is backing away from his radical dollarization idea. What options does Argentina have? 

By Martin Mühleisen

The incoming president’s campaign pledge to move Argentina to the US dollar seems less and less likely in the near term.

Economy & Business Elections


Nov 30, 2023

Advancing US-Colombia cooperation on drug policy and law enforcement

By Atlantic Council US-Colombia Advisory Group

Consumption and price of the drug has remained stable in the United States in recent years. However, the current trend of falling coca leaf and cocaine prices in Colombia present a natural incentive for coca growers to find alternative forms of income, which could mean a higher rate of success for alternative development programs.

Civil Society Colombia

Fast Thinking

Nov 20, 2023

The economic aftershocks from Milei’s win in Argentina

By Atlantic Council

Argentina’s economy is due for radical change from the Peronist status quo as libertarian TV personality Javier Milei is set to become the country’s next president.

Americas Elections

New Atlanticist

Nov 20, 2023

Experts react: Can ‘lion king’ Milei tame Argentina’s roaring inflation?

By Atlantic Council experts

The former television personality known for his libertarian economic views and unruly mane will become Argentina’s next president. His first task will be dealing with runaway inflation.

Americas Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Nov 13, 2023

What Colombia’s ambitious new anti-drug plan means for US relations

By Lucie Kneip and Geoff Ramsey

The Colombian government recently unveiled a new ten-year drug strategy, attempting to break from a half-century of policies that have failed to curb coca production.

Americas Colombia

New Atlanticist

Nov 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.

Americas Caribbean


Nov 8, 2023

Future of the Cities Summit of the Americas

By Willow Fortunoff, Diego Area

The first-ever Cities Summit of the Americas created a new platform for mayors across the hemisphere to build partnerships with civil society organizations–particularly those focused on the region and/or local governance–private sector companies, and one another.

Civil Society Energy Markets & Governance

New Atlanticist

Oct 23, 2023

Populism vs. the establishment: What to expect in Argentina’s presidential runoff 

By Atlantic Council experts

After a surprising first-round result, the November 19 election will now pit Economy Minister Sergio Massa against right-wing populist Javier Milei.

Americas Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2023

Experts react: Will Venezuela now hold freer elections and get sanctions relief?

By Atlantic Council experts

On October 17, Venezuela’s government and members of the opposition signed a deal to work toward making next year’s presidential elections more free and fair. Sanctions relief could be next.

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 16, 2023

Four questions (and expert answers) about new Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa

By Atlantic Council experts

On October 15, Noboa was elected Ecuador’s next president, beating out Luisa González, a protégé of former President Rafael Correa.

Economy & Business Elections