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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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Wed, Mar 17, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 17, 2021

Pro-Maduro site Justiciafuser amplified misleading claims about Alex Saab, a confidant of Maduro who's currently being held in Cape Verde ahead of extradition to the US.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration

The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jason Marczak and Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus Latin America
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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 10, 2021

Seven videos on a Colombian YouTube channel appeared among the 20 most viewed videos about Venezuela between March 1 and 9, 2021. The videos falsely claimed that Maduro had been captured or that the United States had attacked Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

New Atlantic Council poll: Insights on Venezuelan and Cuban American sentiments regarding US policy toward Venezuela

Venezuelan-American and Cuban-American voters support an alternative policy approach that places the alleviation of human suffering at the core of US efforts.

Report by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The Northern Triangle: The world’s epicenter for gender-based violence

While a bill introduced in the US Congress calls upon the secretary of state to implement a new US Strategy for Engagement in Central America that prevents and responds to “endemic levels of sexual, gender-based, and domestic violence” in the region, solutions to gender-based violence must arrive faster than the US legislative process can help advance them.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski

Human Rights Latin America
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Wed, Mar 3, 2021

#AlertaVenezuela: March 2, 2021

Maduro’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino announced alleged attempts by the Colombian government to destabilize Venezuelan regime.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

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

Events

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