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The Defense Department’s Role in Addressing Extra-Hemispheric State Rivals in Latin America and the Caribbean

U.S. military role should combine traditional missions in the region with adaptations supporting transparency, rule-of-law, and strengthening partner ...

Honduras Elects First Woman President in Break with Political Culture

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya is slated to be Honduras’ next president. While the election results represent a significant step forward for democratic ...

Argentina’s Uncertain Future: Fernández, the IMF, and the Opposition after the Midterms

Argentina’s midterm elections dealt a historic blow to President Alberto Fernández and his Frente de Todos coalition. What does the opposition's new Senate ...

Chinese Engagement in Guyana: An Update

In Guyana, as in other parts of Latin America, the United States should not attempt to block the government or others from doing business with the PRC and ...

Colombia election: Too early to call

Don’t pay attention to the voter intention polls at this moment. Although left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro is currently leading the polls there’s ...

Protests and repression in Cuba

Cuban activists had planned a national “Civic March for Change” for Monday, November 15, but the government moved in advance to quell the protest.


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.


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.


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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.