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Apply now for the Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship

The Rio Bravo Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan fellowship program that connects US Congressional staffers, Mexican legislators, and leading experts from the Atlantic Council and the US-Mexico Foundation on the bilateral relationship.

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

11:30am Washington DC

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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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AALAC Advisory Council

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

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

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

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Luís Pérez Companc

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

What Mexico’s response to H1N1 can teach us about coronavirus and future pandemics

While the A(H1N1) and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crises are different in magnitude and were caused by viruses with different levels of lethality, Mexico’s experience with the A(H1N1) can offer valuable lessons for current disruptions.

New Atlanticist by Pablo Reynoso Brito

Coronavirus Mexico
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 25, 2020

Two Venezuelan fringe websites created Facebook groups and pages impersonating well-known media outlets to promote their own content, apparently motivated by profit.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

What Latin American countries are doing to confront coronavirus

As governments in North America, Europe, Asia, and around the world continue to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Latin American leaders are stepping up their efforts as cases are beginning to be documented in their countries. Although the number of cases across the region remains mostly lower than the epicenters in Europe and the United States, “we are not letting our guard down,” El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco said on March 23. “No one can guarantee us that it is not going to hit us,” she explained, so every Latin American government is taking the threat seriously.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Coronavirus

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

How the coronavirus will impact Panama’s economy

Panama's economy—currently precarious and stagnant—depends on infrastructure megaprojects, international trade, and financial services, making it especially vulnerable to external changes like coronavirus.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus International Markets
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Tue, Mar 17, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2020

The confirmation of the first cases of the novel coronavirus in Venezuela led to the politicization of the outbreak and the spread of claims that were not supported by evidence.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2020

Nicolás Maduro and his Vice President Delcy Rodríguez promoted the hashtag #LasSancionesSonUnCrimen (“Sanctions are a crime”) on March 6, 2020, when it also reached the trending topics of the country on Twitter. The hashtag was part of a broader campaign launched by the regime that same day to protest U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics

As the country prepares to hold municipal elections in October 2020, Brazil should aim to increase women’s political participation and learn from its fellow Latin American countries.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Brazil Elections

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Venezuela’s democratization: Leading with women to achieve peace

In order for Venezuela to transition to a more democratic, inclusive, and peaceful society, the interim government must strengthen women's political participation and decision-making power.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Democratic Transitions Venezuela

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Colombia ¿Cómo vamos?: Women’s political and economic empowerment

Closing gender gaps in economic and political empowerment will move Colombia forward in its path toward sustainable development. Greater female participation in the economy and in politics will not only boost the country’s economy (by increasing productivity, diversifying the economy, reducing income inequality, increasing organizational effectiveness, among others), but will also contribute to more inclusive, democratic, and sustainable policies.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Women

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Atlantic Council releases strategy for driving energy growth in Western Hemisphere

Results shaped by collaborative, multi-nation effort commissioned by US Department of Energy to leverage the region’s energy potential WASHINGTON, DC – March 6, 2020 – The Atlantic Council today released an ambitious strategy report focused on accelerating the development of energy resources in the Western Hemisphere. The report, titled A New Energy Strategy for the […]

Press Release

Energy & Environment

Events

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

The next phase of the US-Brazil economic relationship: Bilateral perspectives

ONLINE EVENT - As countries debate measures to address the pandemic and strategize around post-pandemic repercussions, working across borders to accelerate trade, investment, and modernize supply chains will be more important than ever.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT