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The Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan fellowship program that connects US Congressional staffers, Mexican legislators, and leading experts from the Atlantic Council and the US-Mexico Foundation on the bilateral relationship.

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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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Atlantic Council launches Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

The nonpartisan Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council’s twelve inaugural members include a number of global leaders from the United States and the region. These include a former president and member of the US Congress, cabinet-level officials, a former governor, business leaders, and innovators from the arts.

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Adrienne Arsht

Executive Vice Chair; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Gerardo Mato

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Carlos Vives

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Al Cardenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Mauricio Cárdenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Ed Royce

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Laura Chinchilla

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Terry McAuliffe

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Luís Pérez Companc

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Thu, May 21, 2020

Guatemalan president criticizes US over lack of COVID-19 assistance

“Guatemala is an ally of the United States, but I don’t believe the US is an ally to Guatemala, because they don’t treat us like one,” he said. “We’ve seen how they’ve assisted other countries with ventilators, and we haven’t even gotten a dime from them—not even one single mask from the United States. We don’t feel appreciated.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Migration

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

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Tue, May 12, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 12, 2020

The hashtag #OperacionGedeon, in reference to the name of the failed attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power, trended on Twitter in Venezuela from May 3, 2020, when the first armed clashes and detentions were reported by the Maduro regime, until May 6.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, May 7, 2020

Nicaragua’s response to COVID-19 endangers not only its own people, but also its neighbors

Nicaragua’s reckless response to COVID-19 puts an already fragile Central America at risk and should worry the international community. In the fight against this global pandemic, Nicaragua and Costa Rica provide a clear example of how one country’s flawed response to the virus can drastically impact its neighboring countries

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello and Isabel Kennon

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions
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Tue, May 5, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 5, 2020

Following a call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Nicolás Maduro on April 20, the Spanish-language version of Kremlin-funded website Avia.pro, Avia-es.com, claimed Russia would support the Bolivarian Republic by sending troops to confront U.S. forces stationed in the Caribbean Sea, near the coast of Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Guaidó’s National Emergency Government can prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela

Guaidó’s national emergency government presents a viable solution to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, and the dictatorship that has decimated the country.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus Corruption
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Tue, Apr 28, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: April 28, 2020

False diets, cures, and homemade recipes to treat or prevent COVID-19 have appeared on Venezuela’s news outlets, social media, and Maduro regime announcements since February 28, 2020.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó: COVID-19, a pandemic within a crisis

Atlantic Council Front Page Event Introductions By:Frederick Kempe,President & CEO,Atlantic Council; Adrienne Arsht,Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council; Jason MarczakDirector, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,Atlantic Council; Diego AreaAssociate director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council Speaker:Juan Guaidó,Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Moderated By:María Elena Salinas,CBS News Contributor Time:  4:30 p.m. EDTDate:  Thursday, […]

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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus will worsen Venezuela’s emergency, interim president says

“This right now is an unprecedented emergency,” Guaidó said during an April 23 event with the Atlantic Council moderated by journalist and CBS news contributor María Elena Salinas. “Venezuela cannot survive both a pandemic and a famine,” he explained.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: April 21, 2020

As thousands of Venezuelans who lost their livelihoods to the COVID outbreak return to their home country, pro-Maduro outlets claimed the Colombian government had stolen funds meant to support these Venezuelan migrants.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Events

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

The next phase of the US-Brazil economic relationship: Bilateral perspectives

ONLINE EVENT - As countries debate measures to address the pandemic and strategize around post-pandemic repercussions, working across borders to accelerate trade, investment, and modernize supply chains will be more important than ever.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT