The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative seeks to accelerate the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. Announced in September 2020, this initiative brings increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and global challenges. Establishment of the Caribbean program comes at an historic, defining moment for the region as it battles the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch our new expert video series: Caribbean Catalysts
Caribbean Catalysts, a new video series launched by the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative, features in-depth expert discussion on critical issues affecting the Caribbean. Conversations aim to lower the temperature surrounding heated topics and reframe them to encourage nuanced dialogue and promote innovative pathways for cooperation between Caribbean countries and the US.
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.
Optimizing economic opportunity in our hemisphere remains the best bulwark against insecurity, illicit activities, and violence. The United States’ renewed interest in promoting commercial investment and opportunities are positive signs that real progress can be made in this vital region.