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Nationwide protests roil Colombia

In Colombia this week, demonstrations against a government tax reform proposal evolved into widespread general protests—fueled by the economic and social ...
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Chinese engagement in the Dominican Republic: An update

Chinese advances in the Dominican Republic that once inspired concern in Washington have gone largely unrealized. For the U.S., the Dominican Republic ...
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Threats to democracy increase as President Bukele moves to control El Salvador’s judiciary

President Nayib Bukele’s drive to consolidate power represents another test of the international community’s ability to defend democratic principles. With ...
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Duque is a lame duck

A year of lockdowns, high unemployment, and rising poverty rates has provoked social discontent in Colombia. The current wave of protests—while originally ...
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Widening the Aperture: Nearshoring in Our ‘Near Abroad’ (an Executive Summary)

If the United States allows other Caribbean Basin countries to be eligible for components of its ambitious domestic agenda, it could simultaneously ...
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New revelations about the El Mozote massacre

This week, new developments came to light in the decades-long saga of the El Mozote massacre, one of the most high-profile incidents of human rights abuses ...
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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