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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

What Latin American countries are doing to confront coronavirus

As governments in North America, Europe, Asia, and around the world continue to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Latin American leaders are stepping up their efforts as cases are beginning to be documented in their countries. Although the number of cases across the region remains mostly lower than the epicenters in Europe and the United States, “we are not letting our guard down,” El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco said on March 23. “No one can guarantee us that it is not going to hit us,” she explained, so every Latin American government is taking the threat seriously.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Coronavirus

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Spotlight: Alejandro Giammattei’s first 100 days

Guatemala will begin a new chapter with the presidential inauguration of Alejandro Giammattei Falla. At the center of the incoming pro-business administration: ushering in a new era of economic growth and job creation. With 59 percent of Guatemalans living in poverty, Central America’s largest and most populous country is also one the poorest and most unequal nations in Latin America.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Pérez Argüello and Domingo Sadurní

Latin America Migration

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Transport infrastructure in southern Mexico and Guatemala: A step toward development

Transport infrastructure development in Southern Mexico and Guatemala can boost local economic development and reduce migration by creating local economic opportunities for citizens.

New Atlanticist by María Fernanda Pérez Arguello & Pablo Reynoso Brito

Mexico Migration

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Spotlight: President Bukele’s first six months

As Bukele continues to settle into office, what policies from his proposed Plan Cuscatlán should his administration prioritize?

Issue Brief by María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila and Domingo Sadurní

Elections Latin America

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

US senators warn against tariffs on Mexico

The migrant flow from Central America to the United States is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but cannot be solved through the use of tariffs, two US senators said at the Atlantic Council on June 12.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Economy & Business Mexico

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Immigration and tariffs: In support of the ongoing US-Mexico border diplomacy

US-Mexico talks this week can help both countries avoid a costly detour from the joint effort to build North American prosperity and partnership over the past thirty years.

New Atlanticist by Earl Anthony Wayne

Mexico Migration

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Violence against women driving migration from the Northern Triangle

To effectively address migration from the Northern Triangle, states must better understand how it is driven by sexual and gender-based violence.

New Atlanticist by María Fernanda Pérez Arguello and Bryce Couch

Latin America Northern Triangle

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

John Bolton takes Latin American ‘troika of tyranny’ to task

“John Bolton made it clear today where the administration is headed on Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua,” Jason Marczak, director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Cuba Latin America

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Here’s how to address the Central American migrant challenge

Escaping inhospitable conditions in their home countries, men, women, and children hope to find a safer, better future in the United States. Here's how the United States should respond.

New Atlanticist by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Human Rights Migration

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Why is a caravan of Central American migrants fleeing to the United States?

"It is important to take into account that the underlying conditions that are forcing people to leave have been endemic in these countries for decades. Fixing them will take a committed, multi-pronged, multiyear strategy," said Jason Marczak director of The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Human Rights Migration