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On December 2, Trump announced that new tariffs would be imposed on Brazil and Argentina, experts weighed in on how the announcement would impact bilateral relations and the Brazilian and Argentinian economies.

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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

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Carlos Vives

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Al Cardenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Mauricio Cárdenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

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

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Terry McAuliffe

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Carlos Vives

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Al Cardenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Terry McAuliffe

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Content

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

What’s behind Chile’s protests

What started as a student protest over a spike in subway fares on October 18 has turned into a popular riot in Chile. Despite the twenty-six dead and thirteen thousand injured, the protesters continue to march and clash with the police in Santiago in an uprising that has surprised domestic, regional, and international experts alike.

New Atlanticist by Maria Borselli

Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

Event Recaps by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Brazil and Argentina surprised by tariff announcement: What comes next?

On December 2, US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose new tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel and aluminum coming into the United States, a retaliation for alleged currency manipulation, which he claimed was hurting US farmers.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Brazil Latin America
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Tue, Dec 3, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 3, 2019

Internet users in Venezuela faced partial and total loss of connectivity on December 1, 2019. The disruption was not caused by censorship, as has happened previously, but by the planned maintenance of an undersea cable. Users from privately owned service providers faced connectivity issues from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), which did not affect the state-provider CANTV, according to NetBlocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors internet accessibility around the world.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Nov 26, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 26, 2019

Colombia has become the latest Latin American country to engage in anti-government protests, as citizens took to the streets across the region calling for change: from marches decrying austerity policies in Ecuador and Chile to protests in Bolivia initially based on claims of fraud in the October 20 election and more recently over the perception that President Evo Morales’s resignation was forced (i.e., a “coup”).

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Nov 19, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 19, 2019

Inspired by recent events in Bolivia, supporters of both Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro took to the streets in parallel, competing marches on Saturday, November 16. Guaidó called for the November 16 march as the first of a permanent series of protests to reach a definitive solution for the crisis. He said the aim was to “achieve what happened in Bolivia and that the Armed Forces and the police side with all Venezuelans.” In response, Maduro called on his supporters to head to the streets. Following Evo Morales removal in Bolivia, Maduro’s supporters added an additional cause into their protest and also marched in solidarity with the ousted Bolivian leader, who they claimed was the victim of a coup.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Atlantic Council Launches Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Led by Center Founder Adrienne Arsht and Chaired by HSBC’s Gerardo Mato, the Advisory Council will bring new perspectives and innovative solutions to harness opportunities with Latin America

Press Release by Gerardo Mato

Economy & Business Latin America
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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 12, 2019

The Maduro regime reacted to the resignation of one of its long-time allies, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, by showing support and denouncing what it referred to as “a coup.” After more than two weeks of protests in the country following claims of fraud in the October 20 election, Morales resigned on November 10. Because the resignation occurred after the heads of the Bolivian armed forces and national police called on Morales to step down, Morales himself as well as Nicolás Maduro and other left-wing world leaders described the event as “a coup.”

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Marczak joins BBC World News to discuss violence in Mexico

In the News by Atlantic Council

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