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.
Issue BriefMay 23, 2022
Toward a framework for transatlantic cooperation on non-state armed groups
By Lauren Mooney and Patrick Quirk
This policy brief examines how transatlantic cooperation regarding NSAGs can be strengthened. It describes the proliferation of NSAGs and the threat they pose to stability in the Sahel specifically. It then explores US-European policies toward engaging NSAGs, highlighting how these frameworks remain underdeveloped on both sides of the Atlantic— pointing to opportunities for greater coordination.
New AtlanticistMay 19, 2022
Russian aggression brings EU and US together on trade and tech in France. What comes next?
By Atlantic Council experts
Our experts break down the US-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting and what it means for the future of transatlantic tech and trade policy.
Event RecapMay 18, 2022
Viva la space: Why the commercial small satellite revolution matters for the US government
By Madison Littlepage
A panel of space experts and practitioners discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can leverage commercial small satellite technology to secure the space domain.
New AtlanticistMay 18, 2022
Dashboard: Tracking the Western response to the war in Ukraine
By Atlantic Council
Explore the Atlantic Council's interactive trackers for how the world has responded by sending humanitarian and military aid, redeploying forces, and hammering Russia's economy.
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
Cumbre de mujeres por Venezuela
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.
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.