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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, 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

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

2025 Post-Covid Scenarios: Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the worst economic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in two hundred years. In addition to its economic toll, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the region’s society and health systems. Although the region represents just 8 percent […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Pepe Zhang, Peter Engelke

Americas Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why economic development is key to addressing the migration crisis at the US border

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Rebecca Scheurer and Jason Marczak dive into the root causes of mass emigration from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and offer recommendations for long-term solutions to the underlying push factors that drive people from their homes—including crime, gang violence, corruption, and climate change.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Migration Northern Triangle

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

Events

Thu, May 13, 2021

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

Online Event Amid democratic backsliding in El Salvador, this conversation focuses on pragmatic solutions to tackling corruption and strengthening rule of law in the Northern Triangle.

8:00am Corruption Latin America Northern Triangle

Wed, May 12, 2021

What might the year 2035 bring for China’s trade with Latin America?

Online Event A forward-looking conversation exploring what the future may hold for the commercial relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean over the next fifteen years.

9:00am China Latin America Trade