Listen to the rapid reaction call

On December 2, Trump announced that new tariffs would be imposed on Brazil and Argentina, experts weighed in on how the announcement would impact bilateral relations and the Brazilian and Argentinian economies.

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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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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

Carlos Vives

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Al Cardenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Terry McAuliffe

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Content

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

What’s behind Chile’s protests

What started as a student protest over a spike in subway fares on October 18 has turned into a popular riot in Chile. Despite the twenty-six dead and thirteen thousand injured, the protesters continue to march and clash with the police in Santiago in an uprising that has surprised domestic, regional, and international experts alike.

New Atlanticist by Maria Borselli

Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

Event Recaps by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Brazil and Argentina surprised by tariff announcement: What comes next?

On December 2, US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose new tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel and aluminum coming into the United States, a retaliation for alleged currency manipulation, which he claimed was hurting US farmers.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Brazil Latin America
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Tue, Dec 3, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 3, 2019

Internet users in Venezuela faced partial and total loss of connectivity on December 1, 2019. The disruption was not caused by censorship, as has happened previously, but by the planned maintenance of an undersea cable. Users from privately owned service providers faced connectivity issues from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), which did not affect the state-provider CANTV, according to NetBlocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors internet accessibility around the world.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bryza in Kyiv Post: Matthew Bryza: Rosneft undermining Venezuela and Iran sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Is Rosneft undermining “maximum pressure” on Venezuela and Iran as Trump looks away?

US President Donald Trump is conducting policies of “maximum pressure” on two countries, Venezuela and Iran. In Venezuela, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts this US policy by helping them circumvent Washington’s tough economic sanctions. Why doesn't Washington apply broad sanctions against the giant Russian company?

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance
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Tue, Nov 26, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 26, 2019

Colombia has become the latest Latin American country to engage in anti-government protests, as citizens took to the streets across the region calling for change: from marches decrying austerity policies in Ecuador and Chile to protests in Bolivia initially based on claims of fraud in the October 20 election and more recently over the perception that President Evo Morales’s resignation was forced (i.e., a “coup”).

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela
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Tue, Nov 19, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: November 19, 2019

Inspired by recent events in Bolivia, supporters of both Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro took to the streets in parallel, competing marches on Saturday, November 16. Guaidó called for the November 16 march as the first of a permanent series of protests to reach a definitive solution for the crisis. He said the aim was to “achieve what happened in Bolivia and that the Armed Forces and the police side with all Venezuelans.” In response, Maduro called on his supporters to head to the streets. Following Evo Morales removal in Bolivia, Maduro’s supporters added an additional cause into their protest and also marched in solidarity with the ousted Bolivian leader, who they claimed was the victim of a coup.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

What’s Next on Sanctions? An Update on Legislative & Executive Branch Activity

On November 7th, 2019 the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program co-hosted a high-level roundtable conversation with Morrison & Foerster to discuss recent and future sanctions activity by the US legislative and executive branches.

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Events

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Venezuelan illegal mining: Transnational crime, displacement, and violence

What could be done to stem this illicit source of income? How is the regime directly benefiting? What are lessons from past experiences abroad on how to deal with conflict minerals and unsustainable mining practices?

9:00am Washington DC