New AtlanticistNov 10, 2023
The APEP Leaders’ Summit opened a window for deeper US economic ties with Latin America and the Caribbean
By Jason Marczak, Martin Cassinelli
The White House's promises at the November 3 summit should be followed up with trade integration efforts, investment goals, and an expansion of the countries involved.
Issue BriefSep 26, 2023
A roadmap for the Caribbean’s energy transition
By David Goldwyn, Eugene Tiah, and Wazim Mowla
Caribbean countries are in desperate need of an energy transition. Disproportionately high electricity costs impede economic development, stress public finance budgets, and harm the competitiveness of tourism and other industries.
New AtlanticistSep 18, 2023
Gender-based violence is a problem in the Caribbean. Here’s how local leaders in Jamaica and Guyana are addressing it.
By Martin Cassinelli
In Guyana, 55 percent of women reported having experienced at least one form of violence, including intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual abuse.
Issue BriefSep 6, 2023
Strengthening financial inclusion in the Caribbean: Treating correspondent banking relationships as a public good
By Wazim Mowla
To bolster financial inclusion in the Caribbean, the United States must treat corresponding banking relationships as a public good.
New AtlanticistJul 19, 2023
An eight-year diplomatic lull is over. So what did EU and Latin American and Caribbean leaders achieve?
By Jason Marczak, Jörn Fleck
The EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels this week unleashed a newfound European commitment to the Americas. But what happens between now and 2025 will be decisive.
Press ReleaseJul 10, 2023
Atlantic Council partners with UN Women to advance gender equity and security in the Caribbean
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 10, 2023 – The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) announced today a new partnership with the UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean to tackle the most pressing gender-based challenges in the Caribbean, which will focus particularly on Guyana and Jamaica. “Women and girls in the Caribbean face unique […]
New AtlanticistJun 30, 2023
Success is not just showing up. Blinken’s Caribbean trip needs to deliver.
By Wazim Mowla
The US secretary of state heads to Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, building on recent Biden administration outreach to the region. But if he arrives with little to announce, frustration is likely to brew.
New AtlanticistApr 20, 2023
How states and cities can lead the US fight for a gender-sensitive security strategy
By Willow Fortunoff and Diana Paz García
Partnerships are a crucial part of advancing the United States' women, peace, and security agenda. Mayors and governors are already forming these important partnerships.