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Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Belt and Road in Latin America: A regional game changer?

A pragmatic, proactive, and forward-thinking approach is key to ensuring that a massive and evolving Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provides concrete benefits to Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, countries in the region—and the United States—should take stock of four emerging BRI trends to stay ahead of the game.

Issue Brief by Pepe Zhang

China Energy & Environment

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Untapped Potential of the US-Colombia Partnership

Creating a Modernized Plan for the Bilateral Relationship

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States’ own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Spotlight: President Bukele’s first six months

As Bukele continues to settle into office, what policies from his proposed Plan Cuscatlán should his administration prioritize?

Issue Brief by María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila and Domingo Sadurní

Elections Latin America

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS – Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread of false information at alarming rates is more effective and worrisome […]

2018 Elections in Latin America by

Brazil Colombia

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Spotlight: Five key economic avenues for strengthening US-Brazil trade and FDI

In what five key ways can the United States and Brazil work more effectively together to strengthen bilateral trade and foreign direct investment?

Report by

Brazil Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Disinformation in Democracies: Strengthening Digital Resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread of false information at alarming rates – facilitated by politicians, non-state […]

Report by Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Roberta Braga, Jose Luis Peñarredonda, Maria Fernanda Pérez Argüello

Disinformation Latin America

Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Latin America-China trade and investment amid global tensions

In the context of high stakes global trade confrontations, there is a strong motivation for Latin America and China to explore fresh options to upgrade, diversify, and deepen their trade-and-investment relationship, not only to manage peril, but also to leverage new opportunities and strengthen economic cooperation.

Report by ANABEL GONZÁLEZ

China Latin America

Thu, May 10, 2018

Latin America: On target for COP24?

As signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement gear up for the upcoming COP24 meetings in Katowice, Poland in December 2018, Latin America has emerged as a global leader in energy modernization and climate change management, although progress has been uneven, and serious challenges remain for many countries in Latin America.

Report by David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

The collapse of the Venezuelan oil industry and its global consequences

Venezuela is in a state of desperation as its oil industry—what are the factors leading to the oil collapse, sanctions options and their impact, the impacts of Russia’s and China’s increasing presence, and various short and long-term scenarios for the industry against a potential default?

Report by Francisco Monaldi

Americas Energy & Environment