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Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 25

As of September 24, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most affected region in the world by COVID-19 – home to over 8.85 million infections and eleven of the fifteen countries with the world’s highest death rates.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 17

On September 13, the World Health Organization reported the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, reporting more than 308,000 new cases globally.

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Peacegames Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

In October 2019, PeaceGame Venezuela convened global leaders in Washington, D.C. to advance thinking around how Venezuelans and the international community should prepare for the potential of complete state collapse in Venezuela. This undesirable scenario must be considered as the domestic situation and the regional and global implications further deteriorate.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 22, 2020

Investigators from the United Nations (UN) published a report on September 16, 2020, with evidence of “unlawful executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture” in Venezuela that have taken place since 2014.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Launches First-of-its-Kind Caribbean Initiative

​​As Caribbean nations face urgent challenges, new initiative will propose groundbreaking solutions to accelerate prosperity outlook WASHINGTON, DC – September 23, 2020 – The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center today launched a groundbreaking Caribbean initiative focused on accelerating the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. This new body of […]

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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 15, 2020

Accounts aligned with the Maduro regime pushed #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido (More Capriles, less Guaidó) to trend as a means of influencing the Twitter conversation after Henrique Capriles and Juan Guaidó traded accusations around the upcoming parliamentary elections. #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido trended on September 3 and September 4, however, most of the mentions (tweets, retweets, and replies) have seemingly since been deleted or removed.

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Mon, Sep 14, 2020

IDB president warns of a looming COVID debt crisis in Latin America, but also highlights opportunities

Actions taken throughout the region to control not only the pandemic, but also “the spread of poverty [and] the spread of unemployment,” have “increased debt to households, to governments, and to businesses,” Moreno explained, while the restrictions of movement and commerce imposed to curb the spread of the virus will make it more difficult for Latin American economies to cope with this debt once the initial phase of the crisis is over.

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Tue, Sep 8, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 08, 2020

Accounts aligned with the Maduro regime pushed #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido (More Capriles, less Guaidó) to trend as a means of influencing the Twitter conversation after Henrique Capriles and Juan Guaidó traded accusations around the upcoming parliamentary elections. #MasCaprilesMenosGuaido trended on September 3 and September 4, however, most of the mentions (tweets, retweets, and replies) have seemingly since been deleted or removed.

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Wed, Sep 2, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 01, 2020

Twitter users greeted an announcement of a pardon for the Maduro regime’s political opponents with skepticism on August 31, 2020. An analysis of over 60,000 posts made up to 7:30 p.m. (Caracas time) on August 31 showed that the most retweeted posts were critical of the move, which was regarded as illegitimate and insufficient.

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Wed, Aug 26, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: August 25, 2020

On August 20, 2020, Google suspended three YouTube channels belonging to Maduro regime-funded media outlet VTV and the Gmail account associated with them. The three channels had amassed over 408,100 subscribers and posted almost 69,000 videos by the time they were suspended. The same day, Google also suspended two YouTube channels for Cuban TV programs, but they were available again by August 21.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: August 19, 2020

After the detention of former Colombian President and current Senator Álvaro Uribe on August 4, 2020, political leaders in the region such as Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado warned that Colombia would become a regime like Venezuela and targeted Nicolás Maduro as responsible for the arrest as well. Machado’s claim was amplified by Colombian congresspeople supporting Uribe and appeared among the most watched videos on Facebook.

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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 […]

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Tue, Aug 11, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: August 12, 2020

After the detention of former Colombian President and current Senator Álvaro Uribe on August 4, 2020, political leaders in the region such as Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado warned that Colombia would become a regime like Venezuela and targeted Nicolás Maduro as responsible for the arrest as well. Machado’s claim was amplified by Colombian congresspeople supporting Uribe and appeared among the most watched videos on Facebook.

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Central America economic reactivation: Finding opportunities in a COVID-19 world

ONLINE EVENT – As Latin America’s health and economic systems are being pushed to the brink, Central American countries – with most seeing lower case and death rates overall – can use this moment to advance a transformative recovery.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT