Global Americans publishes Fall 2018 edition of bi-annual report on human rights in the Americas
Global Americans is proud to release our September 2018 report on the state of human rights in the Americas. The report monitors performance in the IACHR and the UNHCR and includes chapters on the Summit of the Americas, the OAS General Assembly, and the state of labor rights in the Americas. To read the report, click here.
Global Americans publishes Fall 2018 report on human rights in the Americas
Global Americans is proud to release our September 2018 bi-annual report on the state of human rights in the Americas. The report monitors performance in the IACHR and the UNHCR and includes chapters on the Summit of the Americas, the OAS General Assembly, and the state of labor rights in the Americas. To read the report, click here.
The IACHR held a hearing on marriage equality after a year of delays from the region in implementing the Court’s 2017 decision
In 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights determined that marriage equality was a human right. In the face of resistance in the region, in a recent IACHR hearing on the matter, commissioners committed to enforce it.
The ongoing PRC advance in Latin America and associated end to the diplomatic truce with the ROC has legitimately raised the question of who might be next to abandon Taiwan for the benefits that come with recognition of the mainland.
Unlike his victory speech, AMLO’s first address as President of Mexico was full of mixed messages, casting even more doubt over the country’s course for the next six years.
Turkey’s recent flirtations with Venezuela as the U.S. tries to isolate the rogue government is another example of Erdogan’s tactic of trying to gain political bargaining chips in Ankara’s bilateral relations with Washington.
Latin American and Caribbean countries are competing to host the 2019 UN climate talks. That’s good news for the region and the world
Since the incoming government of Jair Bolsonaro backed out of Brazil’s plan to host the COP25 meetings next year, five Latin American and Caribbean countries—Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Jamaica—have stepped up.
In a historic landslide, Democrats flipped a net of 40 House seats. Here’s how they performed in swing districts with large Hispanic populations
Now that slow-to-count California races have been called, it’s clear that Democrat’s performance in heavily Hispanic districts is one of the biggest stories of the 2018 midterms. Those districts accounted for 32.5 percent of total Democratic gains.
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the G20 meetings in Buenos Aires. This will be his first visit to Latin America. Despite a series of crises of global proportion, this is still relevant.
As the political crisis in Nicaragua continues to deepen, Global Americans' Chris Sabatini and Ken Frankel from the Canadian Council of the Americas inaugurate their interview series, Two Gringos with Questions, by interviewing Nicaraguan Journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro.
Global Americans Working Group on Inter-American Relations applauds Reps. Cuellar and McCaul for bipartisan bill promoting U.S.-Mexico cooperation
The working group, a long time advocate of the geostrategic and economic value of educational exchanges, commends the passage of a bill that promotes economic partnership between Mexico and the United States.
In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly strategically interested in Latin America. Despite clear geopolitical goals, the Kremlin’s relationship with the region has been marked by pragmatic realpolitik.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in the Caribbean by 2030.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in Central America by 2030.
On Trump’s Latin America Team: Christopher Landau rumored to be nominated as next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Landau would come to the critical diplomatic post with no prior experience in the foreign service, though his father, George Landau, served as U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, Chile and Venezuela.
Around the country, from New Mexico to New York, there are new, diverse faces winning elections and representing an increasingly large portion of Americans, and not just Hispanic Americans.
Corruption, intrigue and hope in the Land of Soy: The Mario Abdo Benitez government in Paraguay, and the extra-hemispheric actors wooing him
Washington needs to be patient with the Abdo Benitez government, recognizing the delicate political space in which he is operating, yet engaging to help him move in a positive direction.
Whenever an authoritarian ruler succeeds in subverting democracy, the responsibility for the democratic backsliding must be more widely shared. Here’s why.
The new Democratic majority in the House will likely elevate a well-known, moderate Latin America advocate to chair the Foreign Relations Committee and provide a balance to the administration’s possible bro-mance with Bolsonaro.
El escándalo de la frustrada votación online demostró que la disputa entre Jacqueline Van Rysselberghe y Javier Macaya se redujo a quién podía movilizar más votos, no quién tenía mejores ideas para reinventar a la UDI como un partido conservador en sus valores, pero moderno en su estructura, estrategia y mensaje.
Los cambios tecnológicos amenazan la televisión abierta en todo el mundo. Los canales privados —con fines de lucro, para decirlo de alguna forma— han reaccionado a la nueva realidad a través de reducción de costos, integración con otros negocios y desarrollo de otras plataformas para llegar a los consumidores. TVN, en cambio, no ha podido hacer esa transición. Su directorio está más preocupado de proteger los intereses de los partidos políticos a los que representan sus miembros que de hacer viable el negocio.
El escándalo constituye un serio revés para el plan de paz del gobierno de Piñera. Ahora éste deberá recuperar confianzas con las comunidades mapuche, algo difícil de conseguir si tienen fundadas quejas sobre el accionar de Carabineros y, además, dudan de la imparcialidad del gobierno. La muerte de Catrillanca ha derrumbado lo que se había construido en el plan de paz.
La evidente falta de liderazgo constructivo por parte del principal líder de Carabineros hace pensar que el General Hermes Soto es más parte del problema que de la solución.