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  • Climate adaptation solutions in the wake of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul floods

    CLIMATE ADAPTATION SOLUTIONS IN THE WAKE OF BRAZIL’S RIO GRANDE DO SUL FLOODS - In the last few weeks, Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul has been inundated by torrential rain. The resulting floods have killed hundreds and left thousands displaced, putting Rio Grande do Sul in a sta...

  • Two recommendations for the next president of Mexico

    Mexican voters go to the polls on June 2 to elect their next president. Over the course of her six-year term, she will face enormous challenges—internally and in the country’s relationship with the United States. But, like never before, there is also a unique opportunity to strengthen the commerc...

  • Panama’s elections and economic outlook

    BEYOND THE BALLOT: PANAMA’S ELECTIONS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK - On May 5, Panama—a global transit and commerce hub—will hold elections to determine its next president, members of the National Assembly, and local government officials. The election comes at a pivotal moment: from social protests last ...

  • US-Colombia ties on development and democracy

    LOCAL PERSPECTIVES: UNLOCKING US-COLOMBIA TIES ON DEVELOPMENT AND DEMOCRACY - Despite governance challenges, a lackluster economy, and emerging threats related to security and crime, important opportunities exist to deepen the US-Colombia relationship, especially within the context of deepening r...

  • Venezuelans’ view of the July elections

    VENEZUELANS’ VIEW OF THE JULY ELECTIONS: A LOOK AT PUBLIC OPINION - Following the Maduro government’s unconstitutional ban preventing presidential candidate Maria Corina Machado from running, the opposition coalition is evaluating its options ahead of July 28 presidential elections. While the vot...

  • Haiti today: The path forward on international community assistance

    HAITI TODAY: WHAT IS THE PATH FORWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE? - Haiti’s growing political, security, and humanitarian crisis is grabbing international headlines. Government leaders and Haitian stakeholders have issued a call to action: Haiti cannot be ignored without risking the c...

  • General Laura Richardson on security in the Western Hemisphere

    GENERAL LAURA RICHARDSON ON SECURITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE - The Atlantic Council hosted an AC Front Page conversation with General Laura J. Richardson, commander of US Southern Command, on the future of the United States’ security partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Security c...

  • Minister Mabel Torres on sustainable entrepreneurship in Colombia

    Assistant Director Isabel Chiriboga speaks with Mabel Torres, Former Colombian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. They discuss the existing gaps hindering the development of sustainable business models in rural Colombia and emphasize the crucial role of innovation in driving economic...

  • Gender inclusivity for development across the Americas

    BREAKING WAVES: IGNITING GENDER INCLUSIVITY FOR DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE AMERICAS - International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made toward gender equality and a yearly call for action to address the challenges women still face around the world. Latin America and the Carib...

  • Voces de impacto: Josefina Klinger on community-led ecotourism in Colombia

    Senior Fellow Geoff Ramsey speaks with Josefina Klinger, Director of Mano Cambiada and 2022 White House International Women of Courage Award Recipient. They discuss innovative ways in which the US and Colombia can collaborate on issues of sustainability and environmental preservation by foregroun...

  • A conversation with Maria Corina Machado

    VOICES OF CHANGE: A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA CORINA MACHADO - Maria Corina Machado is a Venezuelan opposition politician and presidential candidate who will represent her party, Vente Venezuela, in Venezuela’s opposition primary elections on October 22.

    Maria Corina’s leadership and widespread s...

  • Redefining US strategy with Latin America and the Caribbean

    REDEFINING US STRATEGY WITH LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FOR A NEW ERA - Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security (SCSS) for a conversation on the future of the United States’ partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean. This even...

  • The Bahamian foreign minister on shaping US-Caribbean ties

    THE BAHAMIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ON SHAPING US-CARIBBEAN TIES - As The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean face rising electricity prices and the worsening effects of climate change, significant financial support and strong partnerships will be critical to effectively addressing the region’s challenges....

  • Countering China and Russia in Latin America and the Caribbean

    COUNTERING CHINA AND RUSSIA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN - Join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, and the Global China Hub for a conversation on how the United States and its allies and partners can counter Chinese and Russian malign in...

  • Unlocking new opportunities for the US-Suriname relationship

    UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE US-SURINAME RELATIONSHIP - As global energy demand increases and calls to address the growing climate crisis intensifies, the Caribbean’s rich biodiversity and emerging energy sector positions the region as a destination for innovative policymaking and foreign inve...

  • Industry Minister Víctor Bisonó on the Dominican Republic’s economy

    INDUSTRY MINISTER VÍCTOR BISONÓ ON THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RESILIENCE - As the Dominican Republic prepares to host the IDB annual meeting and the sixth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial Meetings in March and the tenth Summit of the Americas in ...

  • LAC2024: The stories we’ll likely be talking about

    LAC2024: THE STORIES WE’LL LIKELY BE TALKING ABOUT - With three new presidential administrations entering office in the last two months and six presidential elections in the year ahead, Latin America and the Caribbean are on track for what will be a highly consequential year with reverberations b...

  • Venezuela 2024: A democratic opportunity

    VENEZUELA 2024: A DEMOCRATIC OPPORTUNITY - After years of negotiations, the October 17 agreement provides a series of guarantees for presidential elections in 2024. Meanwhile, the democratic opposition has coalesced around primary winner Maria Corina Machado as its candidate for next year’s vote,...

  • US-Colombia cooperation on drugs and security

    ASSESSING THE FUTURE OF US-COLOMBIA COOPERATION ON DRUGS AND SECURITY - Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, has once again broken its own record for illicit coca leaf cultivation, leading to a surge in cocaine production. On September 7, the Petro Administration presented a new strate...

  • The Caribbean gender empowerment forum

    THE CARIBBEAN GENDER EMPOWERMENT FORUM - Only 22 percent of ministerial portfolios and cabinet positions in the English-speaking Caribbean are held by women. There has been progress, but at a slower than expected rate. Women and girls also face additional barriers—including climate change, which ...

  • PACC 2030: Building climate resilient Caribbean economies

    SETTING THE PACC 2030 AGENDA: BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENT CARIBBEAN ECONOMIES - Caribbean countries are prone to frequent climate-related disasters and are vulnerable to rapid changes in energy prices. Governments, business, and citizens alike are disproportionately affected, and needed resources ...

  • The road to COP28: The energy transition in Central America

    THE ROAD TO COP28: THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN CENTRAL AMERICA - The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) takes place at a time of rapid transformation of the global energy landscape and an urgent need to meet climate targets. At the same time, Central America is entering a defining...

  • 2023 US-Caribbean Banking Forum

    THE 2023 US-CARIBBEAN BANKING FORUM: SHAPING THE NEXT DECADE OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - As the Caribbean faces a myriad of crises—from climate change to financial de-risking and high import costs—economic growth in the region needs a boost. Addressing challenges requires access to global ...

  • The future of the economic partnership between the US, Europe, and LAC

    THE FUTURE OF ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS - In November, The Biden administration is hosting numerous delegations from Latin America and the Caribbean, where trade and investment will be a central focus. This follows several months of notable advancement in the transatlan...