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Maduro and Mugabe Helped Ruin Their Economies. It Worked For Them.

Both Mugabe and Maduro proved apt at weathering the political storms caused by their economic policies and remained in power through a combination of ...

All Eyes on Colombia’s Tech Sector

The tech sector has gained increasing importance in Colombia’s economy. However, our analysis suggests there are many opportunities for growth and ...

Venezuela’s Government Resumes Talks with Opposition

Last Saturday, the Venezuelan government and opposition agreed to establish a USD $3 billion fund to address poverty, food shortages, and sanitary problems ...

Jamaica and States of Emergencies: Exceptional Authority for Marginal Results

The Holness administration's reactive approach has watered down the intended purpose of an SOE as a tool of last resort. Instead, it has become the primary ...

Lula 3.0: Retos para la gobernabilidad

Es innegable la voluntad de Lula de apaciguar el bolsonarismo y reconciliar el país para transformar la dura realidad social. Desafortunadamente, de ...

Goldfajn to Lead IDB

On Sunday, the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) board of governors elected Brazil’s Ilan Goldfajn as the president of the hemisphere’s premier ...


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.


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Global Americans is a modern day take on the traditional think tank. Our team of experts provides changemakers in the Western Hemisphere with up-to-date research and analysis on key areas and issues affecting countries in the region. Global Americans engages policymakers, academics, journalists, civil society leaders, and Latin America enthusiasts to make sure they have the tools they need to promote a safer, stabler, more just, and more prosperous hemisphere.