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COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations. The interactive maps are updated on a biweekly basis.

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Read AALAC’s new strategy paper on Latin America and the Caribbean’s COVID-19 recovery

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration

The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jason Marczak and Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus Latin America

New Atlantic Council poll: Insights on Venezuelan and Cuban American sentiments regarding US policy toward Venezuela

Venezuelan-American and Cuban-American voters support an alternative policy approach that places the alleviation of human suffering at the core of US efforts.

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COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Read the latest from Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 July 9, 2021

The US to donate nearly 12 million vaccines to the region

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

AALAC Leadership

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Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Marczak quoted in Foreign Policy on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Read the whole article here (July 8, 2021)

In the News

Americas Caribbean

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why the Moïse assassination is Haiti’s worst-case scenario

The murder leaves a power vacuum atop a country battling rampant crime and COVID-19—with no obvious succession plan in place. What’s going on in Haiti and how will it reverberate across the region?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Caribbean Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The strategic importance of sending US vaccines to the Caribbean

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges across the world, it is having a disproportionate impact on countries in our hemisphere.

Issue Brief by Ambassador James Brewster, Wazim Mowla

Americas Caribbean

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]

Issue Brief

Americas Civil Society

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: A political ‘wake-up call’ for Latin America

Where will Pedro Castillo take Peru? What does his victory mean for the Latin American left and global investors? Our experts break down how the barefoot candidate will govern.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, May 27, 2021

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launches Venezuela Working Group

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) today launched its Venezuela Working Group, a new effort that will advance a long-term vision and international consensus on action-oriented policies to foster democratic stability in Venezuela.

Press Release

Americas Latin America

Wed, May 26, 2021

Combatting corruption in the Northern Triangle: Prioritizing a whole-of-society approach

Public corruption and weak rule of law are arguably the most persistent and long-standing challenges for strengthening democratic institutions and sustaining inclusive economic development in the Northern Triangle. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have grappled with widespread corruption that has fueled mistrust in political and wealthy elites, eroded democratic norms, exacerbated poverty, widened social inequality, and contributed to the conditions that force migrants to leave their homes.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski, Carlos Hernández, Roberto Rubio and Domingo Sadurní

Corruption Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Caribbean Coronavirus

Wed, May 12, 2021

China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035

Executive Summary Trade between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experienced dramatic growth since the early 2000s. Going forward, China is poised to solidify its position as a leading regional trading partner.  By 2035, trade values will likely reach unprecedented levels. This, accompanied by greater Chinese investment and financial flows, will further increase […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Tatiana Prazeres, David Bohl, and Pepe Zhang

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis

The Americas are a crucial player in coordinated efforts to tackle global climate change, so we asked experts from the Atlantic Council and elsewhere to lay out what’s next.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

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