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Ecuador más allá del resultado electoral

Tras la elección del pasado domingo 7 de febrero, Ecuador enfrentará un balotaje entre Andrés Arauz y Guillermo Lasso. Lo cierto es que más allá de cual ...

Senator Gustavo Petro can win Colombia’s presidency

This does not mean a Petro presidency is the best option for Colombia. Though both the current government and the business sector want to avoid this ...

El Salvador’s legislative elections and the challenge to democracy

President Nayib Bukele's Nuevas Ideas party won more than two-thirds of the votes in El Salvador's February 28 legislative elections. The consolidation of ...

Chinese advances in Chile

Both the positive aspects and the limits of Chile's relationship with China merit further attention by other nations in the Western Hemisphere, both in ...

Part 2: The unlawful basis for Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

This article is the second in a two-part series on Cuba's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism discussing the pretextual nature of Cuba's inclusion ...

Guns and gang violence raise concern across the Western Hemisphere

Amid a flurry of recent gang violence in Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador, a recent New York Times article argued that the Biden administration has an ...


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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The Caribbean Corner

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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.


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.