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Russia’s Latest Return to Latin America

Russia’s posture in Latin America is far more threatening to the U.S. than that of China.

Daniel Ortega Begins His Fourth Consecutive Term

Last Monday, Daniel Ortega was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term as president of Nicaragua.

Green Energy in Ecuador: A Powerful Mining Potential, but at What Cost?

How can climate finance better aid sustainable development in Ecuador?

U.S. Policy Toward Latin America: One Year into the Biden Administration

The future of the U.S.-Latin America relationship should not just be a story of Latin America waiting for what the U.S. will do towards the region; it is ...

What Venezuela’s Opposition Can Learn from the Barinas Victory

Rebuilding opposition unity will be key to posing an effective electoral challenge to Chavismo.

USAID in Central America: Less Is Better

Policymakers argue that more aid money will reduce the incentive to emigrate, while remaining stubbornly oblivious to the fact that past money did not ...


High-Level Working Group on U.S.-Ecuador Relations 

In June 2021, Global Americans launched a high-level working group, comprised of seasoned current and former policymakers, foreign service professionals, business leaders, and scholars, to study how the United States and Ecuador can deepen their relationship. Since then, we have published reports on topics from traditional knowledge to environmental cooperation and from Indigenous rights to intellectual property.

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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.


Measuring the Impact of Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda in Latin America

Global Americans is proud to release our final, public report, “Measuring the Impact of Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda in Latin America.” This report follows 16 months of intensive research in collaboration with Medianálisis, the Escuela de Gobierno del Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Universidad del Rosario, and the Centro para la Apertura y Desarrollo de América Latina (CADAL).


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.