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Ortega escalates repression of political opposition in Nicaragua

This week in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega continued to crack down on critics and opposition leaders in advance of the November elections that will ...

Iván Duque, the ex-president

Although Iván Duque still has 14 months left in his term as President of Colombia, all indicators suggest that his post-presidential influence will be ...

A U.S. vaccine diplomacy strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

Once again, history seems to be repeating itself. The United States, along with the world’s other rich and mostly Western countries, continue to be accused ...

Ortega cracks down on political opposition in Nicaragua

In what amounts to perhaps the most aggressive crackdown on Nicaragua’s opposition since the deadly suppression of popular antigovernment protests in 2018 ...

Mexico’s inept opposition

Few voters flocked to Mexico's opposition in last Sunday's midterms, even with AMLO receiving poor grades in polls.

K-Pop comes to Cali: Hashtags and misinformation in Colombia

Colombian protestors have found an unexpected ally: fans of Korean pop music, or K-pop. What can we learn from their use of hashtags to influence politics?


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.