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Conference: Good Governance and Corruption in the Caribbean

With funding from the United States Embassy in Suriname and the sponsorship of the Youth Education and Leadership Foundation and Global Americans, we are pleased to present “Good Governance and Corruption in the Caribbean,” a two-day virtual conference on governance issues in the Caribbean.

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An interview with Elizabeth Zechmeister, Director of the LAPOP project at Vanderbilt University

Zechmeister joins the two gringos to talk about the LAPOP project, polling during COVID-19, and more.

The rise of Chinese technology in Latin America

Though not often discussed, Latin America is an important battleground for China's tech industry. Through the PRC’s growing influence, it seeks to set ...

Joe Biden o Donald Trump–Claves e influencias de la contienda electoral

A menos de cien días para las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos, los países latinoamericanos deben prepararse para un posible cambio de gobierno.

The currency of enmity: Why Colombians can’t find common ground on Uribe

The reactions to former President Álvaro Uribe's arrest hints toward deep divisions within the country, the body politic, and within families across Colombia.

Trinidad’s 2020 elections and COVID-19

Trinidad and Tobago is set to conduct general elections in August. But how will the global pandemic play out in this scenario?

On Trump’s Latin America team: Carlos Trujillo’s nomination moves forward in the Senate

Although Carlos Trujillo's nomination raised concerns, the full Senate is scheduled to review it after the favorable ruling of the Senate Committee on ...


Lies & Distortions: 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.

Click here to see the articles we’ve tracked so far

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Our Research

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.


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.