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Has anything changed since French Guiana’s 2017 social upheaval?

Four years since French Guiana’s social unrest, the country has seen marginal improvements, but many of the French territory’s structural problems persist.

Mapuche organizations call on international agencies to intervene on behalf of Chile’s Indigenous population

Mapuche organizations are calling on international agencies to intervene, as Chile’s National Congress pushes forward a bill that would deploy troops to ...

Brazil’s rising oil production

Brazil produced an average of 2.94 million barrels of oil per day (Mb/d) in 2020. The South American country is now the seventh-largest crude oil producer ...

Lasso triumphs in Ecuador; Peru prepares for a left-right showdown

Illustration Credit: Arcabuz, El Comercio Elections held in two Andean nations this past weekend garnered surprising results for both sides of the ...

Communist party congress in Cuba: After the end of the Castro era, what?

When Cuba's Communist Party convenes in Havana from April 16-19 for its 8th Party Congress, Raúl Castro, at the age of 89, will step down from center ...

Chinese-style democracy

The public spat between the United States and China at the recent bilateral summit held in Alaska clearly showed that future relations between the two ...


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.