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Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Sep 3, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 3, 2021

Brazil's Eurofarma, Pfizer, and BioNTech announce partnership to produce 100 million doses annually for the region

Issue Brief

Sep 1, 2021

Addressing instability in Central America: Restrictions on civil liberties, violence, and climate change

By María Fernanda Bozmoski, María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Domingo Sadurní

Citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean are rising up in protest. Political frustration and economic stagnation are fueling social discontent exacerbated by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the slow health response. In Central America, restrictions on civil liberties, high rates of gender-based violence and extortion, and worsening climate change are compounding the lack of economic opportunities and pervasive corruption seen in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

New Atlanticist

Aug 25, 2021

The steep costs of missing US ambassadors in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Felipe Félix Méndez

The vacancies limit the Biden administration’s ability to engage with local leaders and civil society, support efforts to fight COVID-19, and gain leverage over China.

Latin America Migration

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Aug 20, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 August 20, 2021

US announces 8.5 million vaccine donation to Mexico

New Atlanticist

Aug 15, 2021

Haiti needs the world’s help. Now.

By Jason Marczak, Wazim Mowla

The world must learn from the mistakes of the past: funding failing to reach Haiti, subpar coordination with the Haitian people, and a relief effort that generated dependence on the international relief community.

Caribbean Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Aug 11, 2021

Cuba’s protests have ebbed. But the forces that fueled them are as powerful as ever.

By Jason Marczak, Wazim Mowla

The street protests have calmed down, at least for now, but this is still a perilous moment for the island—with the Cuban people in need of continued backing.

Caribbean Cuba

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Aug 5, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 August 5, 2021

COVAX and the World Bank announce plan to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine

In the News

Jul 8, 2021

Marczak quoted in Foreign Policy on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Read the whole article here (July 8, 2021)

Americas Caribbean

Fast Thinking

Jul 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why the Moïse assassination is Haiti’s worst-case scenario

By Atlantic Council

The murder leaves a power vacuum atop a country battling rampant crime and COVID-19—with no obvious succession plan in place. What’s going on in Haiti and how will it reverberate across the region?

Caribbean Coronavirus

Issue Brief

Jun 28, 2021

The strategic importance of sending US vaccines to the Caribbean

By Ambassador James Brewster, Wazim Mowla

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges across the world, it is having a disproportionate impact on countries in our hemisphere.

Americas Caribbean