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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Central America Economic Reactivation in a COVID-19 World: Finding Sustainable Opportunities in Uncertain Times

By: María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní Contributing authors: Enrique Bolaños and Salvador Paiz Foreword As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, countries around the world face an unprecedented test: concurrent public health and economic crises coupled with the resulting political and social reverberations. In Central America, the […]

Issue Brief by María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní

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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 November 25, 2020

AstraZeneca joins Pfizer and Moderna as the third major COVID-19 vaccine proved effective after phase III trials. See more in the Health and Innovation section below.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 November 19, 2020

n the past two weeks, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have released promising data from their COVID-19 vaccine candidates, boosting currencies and risk assets in Latin America and the Caribbean. For some vaccines, however, distribution remains a major challenge.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

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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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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone: Latin America wants greater US involvement and consensus

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the first US citizen to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its sixty-one-year history, highlighted the importance of additional IDB assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region confronts the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic upheaval, with US support central to this cause.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Economy & Business
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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 24, 2020

On Twitter, pro-Trump and Venezuelan pro- Maduro accounts used U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyers' attempts to prove supposed Venezuelan interference in the November 3 U.S. presidential election.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Wed, Nov 18, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 18, 2020

President Trump’s false claims that the election was “rigged” have been bolstered by his lawyers who misleadingly suggested that Venezuelan chavistas were behind the “fraud.”

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Complex identities: Kamala Harris and US foreign policy towards the Caribbean

Due to both her experience and her story, Kamala Devi Harris, alongside President-elect Joe Biden, provides an important new symbol of what the United States stands for in the world and could usher in a new era for US-Caribbean relations.

New Atlanticist by Vicki Assevero

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action
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Wed, Nov 11, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 11, 2020

After President Trump suggested, without evidence, voting fraud had occurred, Spanish-language Twitter amplified his narratives.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

¡Basta Ya! How pandemic-related corruption calls for a new social contract in Panama

In order for Panama to emerge from the pandemic with inclusive and sustainable growth, the country needs a new social contract that combats corruption and provides equal opportunities for everyone.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Corruption Latin America

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Bolivia emerges from its electoral turbulence

As Arce prepares to begin his term on November 8, he must consider Bolivia’s priorities and relationships in the region in order to secure prosperity for the nation and a continued commitment to upholding democracy.

New Atlanticist by Gabriella Cova

Elections Latin America
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Wed, Nov 4, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: November 4, 2020

Accounts with a self-identified location of Venezuela used keywords “Trump” and “Biden” to support the U.S. presidential candidates, causing them to make Twitter’s trending topics in Venezuela on November 3.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela


Wed, Dec 9, 2020

The incoming US administration and the future of supply chains in the Americas

Online Event With supply chains across the Americas highly impacted by the destabilizing effects of 2020, how can the United States and its partners and allies in the Americas work together to advance trade integration in the Western Hemisphere?

2:00pm Economy & Business Latin America Trade