Smart News & Research for Latin America's Changemakers


The Climate Crisis: A Shared Opportunity for U.S. and Latin American Leadership?

With only days remaining until the U.N. Climate Summit (COP 26) in Glasgow, the debate in Washington over infrastructure and budget reconciliation will ...

Venezuela negotiations fall apart as elections draw closer

A new wave of tensions took place in Venezuela this week as Alex Saab, a Colombian national and associate of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, was ...

Adrift: US-Haiti policy

The challenges Haiti faces are immense and cannot be easily addressed without active international policy coordination, leadership by US diplomacy, and ...

Avances y retos económicos

Si no hay un mayor dinamismo exportador en Colombia, la economía se frenará o incluso la política económica tendrá que frenarla.

As Haitian migrants seek refuge in the United States, life in Haiti becomes even more precarious

Haiti has seen three major crises within the past four months. Amid these crises, everyday life in Haiti has become increasingly dangerous.

The long and winding road to Colombia’s presidency

There are over sixty—that’s right, 60—candidates competing to become Colombia’s president for the period from 2022 to 2026. Clearly not all of them are ...


Monitoring Russian and Chinese Misinformation in Latin America

Global Americans monitors four state news sources that have quickly gained influence in the region—Russia Today and Sputnik from Russia, and Xinhua and People’s Daily from China—to understand how they portray events for readers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Click here to see the articles we’ve tracked so far

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Working Group on U.S.-Ecuador Relations

Global Americans is proud to launch a new research initiative evaluating the future of U.S.-Ecuador relations. This independent project will examine how both the United States and Ecuador might benefit from deeper engagement; a dedication to common principles of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; and an emphasis on shared prosperity. At the end of this project, Global Americans will offer specific recommendations on how to strengthen the U.S.-Ecuador relationship to the benefit of the people of both countries.


Caribbean: 2030 Trends

The Caribbean basin is one the most regionally, culturally and linguistically diverse regions of the world. While the broader Caribbean basin includes island nations and territories as well as countries on the mainland, including Mexico and parts of Central and South America, this study focuses primarily on the sovereign island nations of the Caribbean, as well as the members of the Caribbean Community.


Central America: 2030 Trends

The countries of Central America—Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—face many of the same challenges. The most obvious and publicly discussed of these challenges is crime and insecurity, stemming both from the subregion’s unfortunate geographic location between cocaine producing countries to its south and cocaine consuming countries to the north—primarily the United States—and domestic gang violence and corruption.


About Us

The Global Americans is a modern day take on the traditional think tank. Through its website, Global Americans provides up-to-date research and analysis on key areas and issues affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. Its aim is to provide policymakers, academics and Latin America enthusiasts with the tools they need to promote change towards a more prosperous relationship between Latin America and the United States.