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Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Why AMLO’s meeting with Trump is important

The expectations for AMLO’s first international trip are inevitably high, especially given the timing amid the worst multi-dimensional crisis in recent history but also coming just a week after the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force. For the United States, the meeting and the ensuing side-by-side pictures will send strong signals to the region and the world that US-Mexico ties are in a good place.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Coronavirus Mexico

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Start of USMCA brings hope amid COVID-19 economic crisis

“Together, Canada, Mexico and the United States make North America an energy, manufacturing, and innovation powerhouse,” Damon Wilson says. “The USMCA helps unlock this potential, offering greater prosperity for these nations’ citizens and positioning democracies in North America to better shape global standards and compete with China.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Where the US-Brazil relationship is going next

As Brazil and the United States grapple with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, both countries are trying to chart paths to economic recovery. And according to officials from both countries, the road to renewed growth could include deepening their trade and investment relationship.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

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Tue, May 26, 2020

President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19

Atlantic CouncilAdrienne Arsht Latin America CenterLeaders of the Americas Event President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19 Speaker:President Alejandro Giammattei,President of Guatemala Introductions by:Jason Marczak,Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAtlantic Council Ana PalacioBoard Member, Atlantic Council;Founder, Palacios y Asociados;Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004), Spain Time: 11:00 a.m. EDTDate: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Transcript […]

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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

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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, 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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Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform
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Tue, Aug 4, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: August 04, 2020

Following his arrest, two accounts supporting Colombian businessman Alex Saab attacked Colombian and Venezuelan journalists using violent language and threats on Twitter, which is prohibited by Twitter’s policy on safety. One of the accounts – @DenunciaJulio – also showed possible links to Colombian law firm De La Espriella, which represented Saab until July 2019.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 28, 2020

On July 21-23, 2020, Twitter accounts petitioning U.S. President Donald Trump for a military intervention in Venezeula also pushed four hashtags to trend that promoted anti-socialist messaging against Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro. The accounts, all of which had set their locations to Venezuela, showed signs of inauthenticity and platform manipulation, such as posting duplicative content and creating fake engagement.

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Wed, Jul 22, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 22, 2020

Representatives aligned with Luis Parra, Maduro’s illegitimately installed National Assembly president, announcing on July 19 that he had been hospitalized after “apparent pneumonia.” Pro-Maduro accounts used Parra’s name to convey news about his condition and to promote Maduro regime’s hashtags on Twitter. “Luis Parra” trended as a keyword on Venezuela between July 19-21, 2020.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

US-Mexico ties: A post-official working visit readout

On June 9, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Washington, DC—the president’s first international trip as head of state. Experiencing economic contraction and public health crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both presidents highlighted the bonds that unite their countries […]

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 14, 2020

Brazilian assets removed by Facebook for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” used the economic and health crisis in Venezuela, which has been exacerbated by the Maduro regime, to promote anti-socialist sentiment in Brazil. The DFRLab also found some of the assets shared memes supporting a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. The same message had been shared before by Rumbo Libertad, a Venezuelan far right and libertarian movement whose members have appeared in pictures with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons in the past.

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Wed, Jul 8, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 8, 2020

As the Maduro regime has reported an increase of coronavirus cases in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro himself blamed Venezuelan migrants returning illegally to their country and the “Colombian mafia” to be the main source of the “Colombian virus” in Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Why AMLO’s meeting with Trump is important

The expectations for AMLO’s first international trip are inevitably high, especially given the timing amid the worst multi-dimensional crisis in recent history but also coming just a week after the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force. For the United States, the meeting and the ensuing side-by-side pictures will send strong signals to the region and the world that US-Mexico ties are in a good place.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Coronavirus Mexico