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Conference: Indigenous Rights and Extractive Industries in the Amazon

Registration is now open for part two of our two-day virtual conference, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Suriname the Youth Education and Leadership Foundation, on indigenous rights and extractive industries in the Amazon.

Register here:

Indigenous Rights in the Amazon
Watch the webinar recording here.

Extractive Industries in the Amazon
September 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT


An interview with Danielle Goldfarb, Head of Global Research, RIWI Corp.

Listen to Danielle Goldfarb discuss how Real-time Interactive Worldwide Intelligence (RIWI) was able to call the 2016 Presidential Election and Brexit ...

Looking at Brazil through natural capital economics

Gross primary productivity (GPP) is a measurement that shows the cumulative output generated by water, light, and air. Natural capital economics highlights ...

Indigenous Rights in the Amazon

Watch part one of our two-day conference on "Indigenous Rights and Extractive Industries in the Amazon," with speakers like Colombia's former Minister of ...

Latin America’s weak regionalism in the face of COVID-19

Will the aftermath of the pandemic strengthen region cohesion in Latin America? Predictions indicate no. Unilateralism is expected to linger on.

Canada: Uruguay’s potential North Star

In the face of MERCOSUR difficulties, Uruguay could find a valuable trading partner in Canada if it considers becoming a free trade zone.

An interview with Sascha Priewe, Co-Founder of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative

Sascha Priewe discusses rethinking and reorienting cultural diplomacy. Priewe notes that an appreciation for cultural nuances can further foreign policy ...


Lies & Distortions: 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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The Caribbean Corner

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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.


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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.