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We are excited to announce that Jason Marczak was recently promoted to the position of Vice President alongside his role as Senior Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. We’re thrilled that AALAC continues to be elevated at the Atlantic Council, now with our Senior Director in a cross-organizational position.

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Visions of Change

AALAC is pleased to announce, “Visions of Change: Conversations with Venezuelan Opposition Presidential Candidates.” This event series invites all leading candidates from Venezuela’s opposition parties for live, in-person and virtual events in Washington DC to share their vision on the upcoming challenges and opportunities for Venezuela as well as their priorities should they be elected in 2024.

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Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center 10th Anniversary Gala

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s 10-year anniversary salutes our hemisphere’s global importance and celebrates exemplary individuals who champion the region, ranging from heads of state to world-renowned artists.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. EST

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Our work on US-Chile relations

To commemorate 200 years of bilateral relations between the United States and Chile, AALAC launched a US-Chile Integration Program to further advance bilateral relations with a focus on commerce, democracy, human rights, climate change, health and pension reform, and green energy transformation.

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New Atlanticist

Oct 16, 2023

Four questions (and expert answers) about new Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa

By Atlantic Council experts

On October 15, Noboa was elected Ecuador’s next president, beating out Luisa González, a protégé of former President Rafael Correa.

Economy & Business Elections

New Atlanticist

Oct 12, 2023

Ecuador’s presidential election is a choice between the future and experience

By Isabel Chiriboga

Ecuadorians head to the polls on October 15 to vote in a runoff election between Daniel Noboa and Luisa González.

Americas Civil Society

Issue Brief

Sep 26, 2023

A roadmap for the Caribbean’s energy transition

By David Goldwyn, Eugene Tiah, and Wazim Mowla

Caribbean countries are in desperate need of an energy transition. Disproportionately high electricity costs impede economic development, stress public finance budgets, and harm the competitiveness of tourism and other industries.

Americas Caribbean

New Atlanticist

Sep 20, 2023

Does the new Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation mark a sea change in transatlantic relations?

By Atlantic Council experts

A newly announced group of thirty-two countries aims for further collaboration on economic development, environmental protection, and maritime issues such as illegal fishing.

Africa Americas

New Atlanticist

Sep 18, 2023

Gender-based violence is a problem in the Caribbean. Here’s how local leaders in Jamaica and Guyana are addressing it.

By Martin Cassinelli

In Guyana, 55 percent of women reported having experienced at least one form of violence, including intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual abuse.

Caribbean Latin America

New Atlanticist

Sep 15, 2023

Guyana’s president pushes for ‘self-sufficiency’ and a ‘balanced’ approach to climate talks

By Daniel Hojnacki

Guyanese President Irfaan Ali outlined his country's ambitious agenda for reducing food and energy insecurity in the Caribbean region.

Human Rights Resilience & Society

Issue Brief

Sep 6, 2023

Strengthening financial inclusion in the Caribbean: Treating correspondent banking relationships as a public good

By Wazim Mowla

To bolster financial inclusion in the Caribbean, the United States must treat corresponding banking relationships as a public good.

Caribbean Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Sep 2, 2023

Why the Inter-American Development Bank-World Bank deal matters, and what’s next

By Jason Marczak, Pepe Zhang

Presidents Ilan Goldfajn and Ajay Banga signed a landmark agreement on August 31 to address development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Americas Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Aug 24, 2023

Peru’s recession should be a wake-up call for its politicians 

By Martin Cassinelli

After two consecutive quarters of economic decline, Lima needs to renew its social contract with Peruvians, which was so badly damaged during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the years since.

Americas Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Aug 23, 2023

Bernardo Arévalo’s against-the-odds rise in Guatemala is chance to improve US relations

By María Fernanda Bozmoski, Eva Lardizábal

The candidate’s landslide victory in the August 20 presidential runoff election marks a new path for Guatemala and invites deeper US engagement.

Americas Economy & Business