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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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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.

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Mon, Mar 1, 2021

CARICOM chairman: It’s time for a ‘reset’ in US-Caribbean relations

The world’s inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is threatening the Caribbean’s economic recovery, and climate change is quickly becoming an “existential threat” to all low-lying island states, warns Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Caribbean Initiative hosts Prime Minister Keith Rowley to officially launch programming

The Caribbean Initiative will sharpen focus on the region’s strategic importance as a key US partner and bring increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric challenges

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Caribbean Latin America
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Tue, Feb 23, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 23, 2021

While Maduro's regime promoted diplomat Alex Saab, online accounts showed suspicious behavior using #FreeAlexSaab.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that he will grant temporary protection status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia. It is a herculean task, and the country will encounter two major challenges.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Latin America
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Tue, Feb 16, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 16, 2021

Two Panamanian YouTube channels spread unsubstantiated claims targeting the Maduro regime, claiming a military revolt will occur due to the Sputnik V vaccine not arriving for another four years.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

Spotlight by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

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Tue, Feb 9, 2021

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launches Northern Triangle Advisory Group in partnership with DT Institute

New effort will play leading role informing policies that address urgent challenges in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

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Tue, Feb 9, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 9, 2021

A small group of accounts used the hashtag #VenezuelaSolidariaYHumanista in hundreds of thousands of mentions during the first four hours, showing signs of inauthentic behavior and traffic manipulation.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

The big takeaways from Biden’s first foreign-policy speech

President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise of renewed American engagement with the world after the era of “America First”—and the president’s remarks were designed to show that this shift is already underway.

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: February 3, 2021

A DFRLab investigation into Telegram groups found clues about how the Maduro regime rewards users for promoting hashtags on Twitter.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

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