The Northern Triangle Advisory Group

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center–in partnership with DT Institute–launched the Northern Triangle Advisory Group (NTAG) in February 2021 to inform and generate support for new policy solutions to longstanding challenges facing Northern Central America. NTAG has played a critical role in informing the international community on the key priorities to accelerate inclusive economic opportunity, combat corruption and strengthen rule of law, as well as address instability in Central America. Data-driven policy recommendations from NTAG can be found in our three recent policy briefs.

Insight and analysis

Our past events

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.


Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Dec 3, 2022

Aviso LatAm: December 3, 2022

Latin America and the Caribbean's stagnation is 'worse than the 1980s'

Brazil Caribbean

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Oct 30, 2022

Aviso LatAm: October 30, 2022

57 percent of the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean are food insecure

Brazil Caribbean

In the News

Jun 16, 2022

Lipsky cited in Politico on the IMF’s concerns regarding cryptocurrency

Read the full article here.

Americas Digital Currencies

In the News

Jun 16, 2022

CBDC tracker cited in RTVE on how CBDCs open possibilities for the future of money

Read the full article here.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy

New Atlanticist

Jan 26, 2022

Can Honduras’ new leader spark hope for the troubled Northern Triangle?

Xiomara Castro faces the daunting challenge of helping to reverse the root causes of outward migration from the region.

Corruption Latin America


Jan 4, 2022

Spotlight: Latin America and the Caribbean – Ten questions for 2022

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The year 2022 will be one of change across the Western Hemisphere. So, what might or might not be on the horizon?

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Issue Brief

Sep 1, 2021

Addressing instability in Central America: Restrictions on civil liberties, violence, and climate change

By María Fernanda Bozmoski, María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Domingo Sadurní

Citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean are rising up in protest. Political frustration and economic stagnation are fueling social discontent exacerbated by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the slow health response. In Central America, restrictions on civil liberties, high rates of gender-based violence and extortion, and worsening climate change are compounding the lack of economic opportunities and pervasive corruption seen in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

In the News

Jun 10, 2021

Kroenig joins KNX 1070 to discuss Biden’s upcoming trip to Europe and Harris’ recent trip to Central America.

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig appeared on KNX 1070 Radio to preview President Biden’s trip to Europe, where he’ll meet the Queen and Vladimir Putin; and to recap Vice President Harris’ trip to Central America and Mexico for which she received plenty of criticism from both her right and left flanks.

Europe & Eurasia Latin America

Issue Brief

May 26, 2021

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

By María Fernanda Bozmoski, Carlos Hernández, Roberto Rubio and Domingo Sadurní

Public corruption and weak rule of law are arguably the most persistent and long-standing challenges for strengthening democratic institutions and sustaining inclusive economic development in the Northern Triangle. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have grappled with widespread corruption that has fueled mistrust in political and wealthy elites, eroded democratic norms, exacerbated poverty, widened social inequality, and contributed to the conditions that force migrants to leave their homes.

Corruption Inclusive Growth

New Atlanticist

Apr 30, 2021

Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis

By Valentina Sader

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.

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