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Spotlight: Ten questions for 2020

It’s that time of year for us to look at the trends expected to take center stage in Latin America in 2020, offer some predictions, and invite you to participate and share your views. Join us in taking this informal poll! Let us know how you foresee the major trends breaking, and see if you can get the 10/10 high score in predicting our forecasts.

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Latest from the region

Bolivia in transition: Read Jason Marczak’s latest analysis

After allegations of election fraud, former President of Bolivia Evo Morales fled to Mexico seeking asylum, and the opposition senator Jeanine Áñez assumed the vacated office as interim president. The Bolivian people and wider region remain divided about whether the election was legitimate, and if they should now recognize Áñez as president.

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Programs

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center expands awareness of the new Latin America across diverse communities of influence by positioning the region as a core partner in the transatlantic community.

Experts

Content

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]

Issue Brief

Americas Civil Society

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: A political ‘wake-up call’ for Latin America

Where will Pedro Castillo take Peru? What does his victory mean for the Latin American left and global investors? Our experts break down how the barefoot candidate will govern.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Kroenig joins KNX 1070 to discuss Biden’s upcoming trip to Europe and Harris’ recent trip to Central America.

Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig appeared on KNX 1070 Radio to preview President Biden’s trip to Europe, where he’ll meet the Queen and Vladimir Putin; and to recap Vice President Harris’ trip to Central America and Mexico for which she received plenty of criticism from both her right and left flanks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Latin America

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Transatlantic tariffs, national security, and geopolitical priorities

The United States and the European Union announced this week the initiation of a negotiation process aimed at eliminating US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe by the end of the year. The move reflects the promised rapprochement between the Biden/Harris administration and European allies, assuaging European irritation at having the metal industry […]

TradeWorld by Barbara C. Matthews

Brazil European Union

Thu, May 27, 2021

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launches Venezuela Working Group

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) today launched its Venezuela Working Group, a new effort that will advance a long-term vision and international consensus on action-oriented policies to foster democratic stability in Venezuela.

Press Release

Americas Latin America

Wed, May 26, 2021

Combatting corruption in the Northern Triangle: Prioritizing a whole-of-society approach

Public corruption and weak rule of law are arguably the most persistent and long-standing challenges for strengthening democratic institutions and sustaining inclusive economic development in the Northern Triangle. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have grappled with widespread corruption that has fueled mistrust in political and wealthy elites, eroded democratic norms, exacerbated poverty, widened social inequality, and contributed to the conditions that force migrants to leave their homes.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski, Carlos Hernández, Roberto Rubio and Domingo Sadurní

Corruption Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Caribbean Coronavirus

Wed, May 12, 2021

China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035

Executive Summary Trade between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experienced dramatic growth since the early 2000s. Going forward, China is poised to solidify its position as a leading regional trading partner.  By 2035, trade values will likely reach unprecedented levels. This, accompanied by greater Chinese investment and financial flows, will further increase […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Tatiana Prazeres, David Bohl, and Pepe Zhang

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis

The Americas are a crucial player in coordinated efforts to tackle global climate change, so we asked experts from the Atlantic Council and elsewhere to lay out what’s next.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Brazil Caribbean

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

¡Viva los Arabes!: Underreported stories of the Arabs of the Americas

Due to the Iberian legacy it is argued that Arabs who migrated to Latin America felt much closer to home than those who migrated to the US.

MENASource by Joze Pelayo

Americas Latin America

Events

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Vaccines for the Caribbean: Why it matters for the United States

Online Event A discussion on the US domestic and geopolitical importance of sending vaccines to the Caribbean.

1:00pm Caribbean Economy & Business Latin America Politics & Diplomacy