Regions in focus
Since the turn of the century, reforms in Brazil have lifted nearly thirty million citizens out of poverty and targeted social inequality. A champion of regional growth and an influential actor in world politics, Brazil’s future is tied to continued efforts to revitalize its economy and its role on the global stage.
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.
Colombia and the United States have consolidated a close and mutually-beneficial partnership over the past twenty years. Plan Colombia, a bipartisan foreign policy success, laid the foundation for a strategic alliance that has widened to include sustainable development, trade, hemispheric security, and human rights. Today, Colombia is positioning itself as a leader in the region and the world.
Mexico is one of the United States’ top trading partners. The relationship is special. Although ties between the two countries are solid, our partnership today faces important challenges, including rapidly changing political landscapes, shifting economic winds, shared security threats, and a migration crisis extending from Central America.
An unprecedented wave of irregular migration has brought renewed US and international attention to Central America. Rampant corruption, violence, and lack of economic opportunities have forced thousands to flee in search of a better future. As a new political landscape emerges in the region, the challenge remains: improving the living conditions for citizens. US support is critical to address that challenge.
Once a thriving democracy, Venezuela today is in one of its darkest times in history. Years of economic mismanagement, cronyism, and democratic erosion, further fueled by hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of food and medicine, have triggered a humanitarian and migration crisis with reverberations across Latin America and beyond. A peaceful democratic transition will remain as the top priority – and the first step – toward a more prosperous future for Venezuelans and the hemisphere.
COVID-19 in Latin America
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19May 7, 2022
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 May 7, 2022
“Staggering inequality” is the core factor behind the region’s disproportionate COVID-19 deaths according to a new Amnesty International report. LAC accounts for 8.4 percent of the global population and 28 percent of coronavirus mortality.
Highlight: Energy in the Americas
A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere
The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.
Press ReleaseMay 17, 2022
Atlantic Council’s Matthew Kroenig Appointed to Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States
Director of Studies and Deputy Director of Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will bring expertise in nuclear strategy and policy to high-level commission
Reality CheckMay 17, 2022
Reality Check #12 — Russia, the West, and the rest: The hard choices the US must make to reinforce its global leadership
By Ferial Saeed
Washington needs to make hard choices now to blunt the global consequences of the war in Ukraine and the sanctions regime while delivering a decisive strategic setback to Russian President Vladimir Putin necessary to reinforce US global leadership.
UkraineAlertMay 15, 2022
Western advocates of appeasement need a crash course in Putinology
By Anders Åslund
The war in Ukraine has exposed the fundamental failure of international audiences to appreciate the true nature of modern Russia. Western advocates of appeasement clearly need a crash course in Putinology.
New AtlanticistMay 13, 2022
Russian War Report: Drone footage confirms failed Russian military pontoon crossing
By Digital Forensic Research Lab
The DFRLab geolocated drone footage that showed the obliteration of the Russian unit that tried to cross the Siversky Donets in the Donbas region.
Engagement ReframedMay 12, 2022
Engagement Reframed #6: US Arctic policy should prioritize environmental protection
By Alec Evans
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine warrants a robust response from the West, but the United States and its allies cannot jeopardize the Arctic climate by refusing to work with all relevant parties, including those in Moscow.
The Venezuela Women’s Leadership Summit
A conversation between on-the-ground and diaspora leaders as well as the international community and male allies on the path forward with women leading Venezuela’s future democratic rebuilding.
Una conversación entre líderes en el terreno, la diáspora y la comunidad internacional con sus aliados sobre el camino hacia la reconstrucción democrática en Venezuela y el rol de las mujeres en el proceso.