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The Essequibo Dispute: Colonial Roots and Modern Implications

The territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region is a conflict that stretches back centuries, with its roots in the colonial ...

Would Venezuela Really Invade Essequibo?

The world should not dismiss aggression as impossible. Deterrence against a low-probability threat is cheaper than responding once aggression has begun.

Lessons from Ecuador on Emigrant Engagement

The incorporation of emigrants into the legislative bodies of their country of origin represents a significant advancement in the ways that governments ...

Reevaluating the Threat: Terrorism in Latin America

Attacking drug cartel infrastructure indirectly, creating judicial frameworks on terrorism, and raising terrorism as national security ...

The Guard Changes in Argentina – A Quick Snapshot

Milei, the candidate, is now President-Elect Milei. His agenda is radical, to put it mildly.

Bolivia’s Descent into Deep Chaos and the Implications for the Region

The unfolding crisis in Bolivia involves the stability and strategic posture of the country literally at the heart of South America. This turning point ...
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Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Organizations in Addressing the Venezuela Crisis and Beyond

This report, prepared by Adam Ratzlaff for Global Americans, examines the web of regional organizations that operate across Latin America and their impact on the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. The country’s current political and humanitarian situation requires better cooperation and communication among regional organizations to play a more constructive role. The complex ecosystem of over 30 regional organizations with overlapping mandates and memberships hinders their ability to respond effectively. Strengthening core institutions, allowing dual recognition, leveraging regional organizations in international forums, collectively monitoring elections, developing caretaker organizations for development finance, and creating an ad hoc network for crisis negotiation are recommended steps to address the crisis in Venezuela and reform regional organizations for future challenges.


Decoding the Ecuador Elections: Examining Candidates’ Strategies and Their Impact on Security and the Economy

This report thoroughly examines the strategies of the candidates and their effects on security and the economy. It also analyzes President Lasso’s role, including the concept and repercussions of “Muerte Cruzada.” It then dives into the candidates’ policies regarding security and the economy, and finishes by exploring the potential repercussions of the election results on international relations.


Climate Change in the Caribbean Safeguarding Caribbean Biodiversity

With abundant and rich coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove swamps, and tropical rainforests, the Caribbean is a critical biodiversity hotspot. However, a cascade of interconnected crises is accelerating biodiversity loss at an alarming rate. As population and economic activities have increased in recent decades, the region’s biodiversity has been under significant stress. In addition, with projections showing a 2.7 degrees Celsius increase by 2100 in the global temperature—well above the 2015 Paris Agreement goal to hold the rise in temperatures by 1.5 degrees—scientists expect that climate change will likely become the main driver of biodiversity loss, posing long-lasting and irreversible changes to the ecosystem.


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