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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

Wed, Apr 7, 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

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Amid Migrant Surge, New Issue Brief Calls on Northern Triangle Private Sector To Advance Inclusive Economic Opportunities

Amid Migrant Surge, New Issue Brief CAlls on Northern Triangle Private Sector To Advance Inclusive Economic Opportunities Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and DT Institute release first issue brief of its Northern Triangle Advisory Group to advance new thinking and solutions to address the root causes of migration.

Press Release

Americas Inclusive Growth

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

How the Maduro regime’s intensifying crackdown is harming women

Including women and women’s civil-society groups in peacebuilding efforts is essential to strengthening and advancing a more inclusive and diverse—and, ultimately, successful—approach to rebuilding Venezuela’s democratic institutions.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

International Norms Latin America

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The Role of the Private Sector in Catalyzing Inclusive Economic Opportunities in the Northern Triangle

Introduction As in every democratic country in the world, the private sector in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) has a central role in generating employment, driving economic growth, and spurring innovation. But in a region plagued by one of the highest levels of economic informality, weak government institutions, and pervasive corruption, […]

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski and Domingo Sadurní

Americas Entrepreneurship

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The pandemic is a chance to reshape women’s roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has had unequal consequences across Latin America and the Caribbean, with women disproportionately affected. But the pandemic is an opportunity for the region to reshape women’s roles in the economy, politics, and society.

New Atlanticist by Eva Lardizábal

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Colombia Coronavirus

Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Busch in The Hill: US should challenge Mexico’s ban on glyphosate and genetically-modified corn at the WTO

Marc Busch writes that the United States needs to take a potential trade dispute with Mexico to the WTO to pursue a science-based approach to trade, but that WTO reform might be necessary first.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Transcript: After two centuries, the US-Colombia relationship is entering a ‘new chapter’

Colombian President Iván Duque, US Senator Roy Blunt, and US Senator Benjamin Cardin reflected on the two-hundred-year US-Colombia relationship and discussed the United States' role in helping COVID-19 and migration strategies across Latin America.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Colombia Coronavirus
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Wed, Mar 24, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 24, 2021

Maduro, blaming Colomiba and Venezuelans returning from there for the spread of COVID-19, has called for a "radical quarantine" over two weeks.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Protecting the world’s trans population requires political representation

There is one group of women that has been left behind in conversations about gender-based issues: trans women. Global leaders must change the narrative to advance a trans-inclusive agenda

New Atlanticist by Joseph Rojas, Jr.

Human Rights Latin America

Events

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean’s post-COVID-19 outlook

Online Event Amid mass vaccine campaigns across Latin America and the Caribbean, this conversation centers on what might be in the region's post-COVID-19 outlook.

1:00pm Caribbean Coronavirus Latin America

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Trends in 2020 & beyond: Assessing Chinese investment in North America and Europe

Online Event Amidst a global collapse in FDI, China’s total outbound investment fell 45 percent to $29 billion in 2020, continuing the downtrend seen since 2017.

4:00pm Economy & Business Latin America