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New Atlanticist

Oct 2, 2022

Lula vs. Bolsonaro: Your expert breakdown of Brazil’s presidential election runoff

By Atlantic Council experts

To make sense of the first-round results and fill us in on what’s next, we turned to our top Brazil and Latin America minds.

Brazil Economy & Business

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Oct 1, 2022

Aviso LatAm: October 1, 2022

57 percent of the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean are food insecure

Brazil Coronavirus

Press Release

Sep 27, 2022

Ten-minute Reduction in Wait Times At US-Mexico Border Could Boost Economic Activity by $26 Million: Atlantic Council Study

The research was completed by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, the University of Texas at El Paso, and Colegio de la Frontera Norte, in partnership with the US Department of State Washington DC – September 27, 2022 – A 10-minute reduction in wait times for northbound traffic at the US-Mexico border could lead […]


Sep 27, 2022

The economic impact of a more efficient US-Mexico border: How reducing wait times at land ports of entry would promote commerce, resilience, and job creation

By Alejandro Brugués Rodríguez, John Byrd, Noé Arón Fuentes Flores, David Gaytan, John Gibson, Camila Hernández, Mayra Maldonado, Jason Marczak, Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, Roberto Ransom, and Ignacia Ulloa

Improvements in border management and the adoption of new technologies at the US-Mexico border have the potential to enhance border security and generate economic benefits for the United States and Mexico through expedited flows of goods and people.

Economy & Business Latin America

Event Recap

Sep 23, 2022

A conversation with H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, president of Suriname, chair of the Caribbean Community

A recorded conversation on the sidelines of the UNGA with H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, president of the Republic of Suriname, on how to address energy, climate, and food security in the Caribbean

Americas Caribbean

Issue Brief

Sep 20, 2022

PACC2030: Quick wins for a US-Caribbean partnership on climate and energy resilience

By Wazim Mowla, Riyad Insanally

PACC2030’s success is crucial for CARICOM countries and the United States, and it needs to deliver in the short term to generate confidence that the United States is committed to a sustainable partnership.

Caribbean Economy & Business


Sep 17, 2022

Agenda | From Ukraine to the Americas: Fortifying recovery against global shocks

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Agenda for September 9, 2022 event, From Ukraine to the Americas: Fortifying recovery against global shocks

Americas Conflict

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Sep 17, 2022

Aviso LatAm: September 17, 2022

US and Mexico convene second high-level economic dialogue

Coronavirus Latin America

New Atlanticist

Sep 15, 2022

Is US-Caribbean diplomacy finally on the right track?

We reached out to our experts from the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center to break down the White House's new commitments and how this diplomatic relationship can improve in the future.

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Issue Brief

Sep 15, 2022

Democratic institutional strength before and beyond elections: The case of Brazil 

By Valentina Sader

Brazil—Latin America’s largest economy and the fourth-largest democracy in the world—will elect its next president, governors, congress, and state-level assemblies in October 2022. This is one of the most momentous elections in recent years, a result of the inflection point that Brazil faces.

Americas Brazil