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New Atlanticist

Mar 31, 2023

The US and Argentine presidents left the most important words unsaid

By Isabel Bernhard

Two issues—lithium and China—seem to have been sidestepped when Argentine President Alberto Fernández visited US President Joe Biden in Washington this week, but both are critical to the future of US-Argentina relations.

Americas Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2023

Experts react: Your guide to the Taiwanese president’s trip to the US and Central America

By Atlantic Council experts

President Tsai Ing-wen's trip comes as US tensions with China are nearing a boiling point, and Taiwan is hustling to hang on to its allies in Latin America.

China East Asia

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2023

How can Latin America halt its democratic backsliding? And how can the US help?

By Antonio Garrastazu and Casey Cagley

All aid either hinders or helps democratic development, and donors to Latin America should be intentional about aligning all forms of assistance to make sure they support countries’ democratic development.

Americas Corruption

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2023

What policymakers should know about improving gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Atlantic Council experts

Narrowing the gender gap is pivotal for charting a more prosperous future for the region. Five experts on the region provide their ideas for doing so.

Americas Caribbean


Mar 21, 2023

An imperative for women’s political leadership: Lessons from Brazil

By Valentina Sader, Isabel Bernhard

Women are essential to democracy, yet face systematic barriers to political entry and impact. Using the case of Brazil, we analyze the state of women’s political participation and of political violence against women. We propose timely, actionable approaches to reduce women’s unique political challenges and to further strengthen democratic health.

Americas Brazil

Experts react

Mar 15, 2023

Experts react: Honduras is establishing ties with China. What should Taiwan and the US do?

By Atlantic Council experts

With the switch, Taiwan will only be formally recognized by thirteen countries. Our experts weigh in on what it means for Honduras, China, and the United States.

Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Feb 28, 2023

Mayors and governors will drive the future of North American economic integration

By Willow Fortunoff, Mary Ann Walker

Local leaders are forging ahead on initiatives that enhance North American economic collaboration. By excluding them from key international summits, national leaders are missing out on a big opportunity.

Civil Society Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Feb 27, 2023

Beyond the US-Mexico border: Destination of final goods, environmental impact, and future scenarios for border relations

By Atlantic Council

Three complementary analyses on the value and final destination of northbound commercial trade flows; the environmental impact of idling vehicles at the US-Mexico border; and three potential scenarion for the future of US-Mexico relations.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Feb 18, 2023

Aviso LatAm: February 18, 2023

For the first time in nearly three years, Brazil registered zero pandemic-related deaths in a day

Brazil Caribbean


Feb 17, 2023

The transformative power of reduced wait times at the US-Mexico border: Economic benefits for border states

By Alejandro Brugués Rodríguez, Noé Arón Fuentes Flores, David Gaytan, John Gibson, Mayra Maldonado, Jason Marczak, Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, José Ángel Moreno, Roberto Ransom, and Ignacia Ulloa-Peters

Atlantic Council's new data shows that a mere 10-minute reduction in wait times – without any additional action – can create thousands of Mexican jobs, grow the gross domestic product (GDP) of several Mexican states, and generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in new spending in the United States.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth