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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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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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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage. Where does the rest of Latin America stand on marriage equality?

As Costa Rica becomes the first in Central America to take this step toward equality, it remains to be seen who will be next to turn the Inter-American Court on Human Rights’ opinion into action.

New Atlanticist by Isabel Kennon

Civil Society Human Rights

Thu, May 28, 2020

Costa Rica’s accession to the OECD will continue to improve its competitiveness

It is hardly contested that Costa Rica’s accession to the OECD will allow the country’s economy to become more dynamic and diversified as it adopts the organization’s standards and becomes more competitive. But accession to the OECD is not the end of the road for Costa Rican development.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Economy & Business Latin America
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Wed, May 27, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: May 27, 2020

The hashtag #OperacionGedeon, in reference to the name of the failed attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power, trended on Twitter in Venezuela from May 3, 2020, when the first armed clashes and detentions were reported by the Maduro regime, until May 6.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, May 26, 2020

President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19

Atlantic CouncilAdrienne Arsht Latin America CenterLeaders of the Americas Event President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19 Speaker:President Alejandro Giammattei,President of Guatemala Introductions by:Jason Marczak,Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAtlantic Council Ana PalacioBoard Member, Atlantic Council;Founder, Palacios y Asociados;Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004), Spain Time: 11:00 a.m. EDTDate: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Transcript […]

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Thu, May 21, 2020

Guatemalan president criticizes US over lack of COVID-19 assistance

“Guatemala is an ally of the United States, but I don’t believe the US is an ally to Guatemala, because they don’t treat us like one,” he said. “We’ve seen how they’ve assisted other countries with ventilators, and we haven’t even gotten a dime from them—not even one single mask from the United States. We don’t feel appreciated.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Migration

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

Americas Brazil

Wed, May 20, 2020

The day after COVID-19 and saving emerging markets

While developed markets have responded with historical levels of fiscal stimulus, globally there is immediate fiscal need in the emerging markets to tackle the health and economic fallout.

New Atlanticist by Mohammed Soliman and Francisco Campos

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, May 15, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: Should the United States facilitate regime change?

On May 15, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the risks, downsides, and rewards of facilitating regime change. The column opens with a discussion of US opposition to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, and […]

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China Coronavirus

Thu, May 14, 2020

McFate in the Washington Post: Venezuela shows how mercenaries have become a global security threat

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Africa Conflict

Thu, May 14, 2020

Cosa Buena: A good thing for art and public health in Oaxaca

In the city of Oaxaca, Mexico one social enterprise has taken its relationship with local artists to a new level in the coronavirus pandemic, collaborating with them to create and design sustainable handwashing stations.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

The next phase of the US-Brazil economic relationship: Bilateral perspectives

ONLINE EVENT - As countries debate measures to address the pandemic and strategize around post-pandemic repercussions, working across borders to accelerate trade, investment, and modernize supply chains will be more important than ever.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT