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Una nueva agenda de desarrollo para América Latina

América Latina, una de las regiones más desiguales del mundo, necesita una nueva agenda de desarrollo. José Antonio Ocampo propone un plan para salir de la ...

With Ariel Henry installed as Prime Minister, tensions in Haiti continue to simmer

On Tuesday, Ariel Henry—a trained neurosurgeon and former Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities, who ...

Apostle of the City: Remembering Jaime Lerner

In May, Jaime Lerner—Brazilian architect, politician, and pioneer of urban planning—passed away from a chronic kidney condition at the age of 83. His ...

The Chilean Constituent Assembly: The Identity Experiment

The 155 delegates to Chile's constitutional convention share an obvious goal—drafting a constitution—but it is far from clear whether they share a common ...

Historic wave of protests washes across Cuba

This past Sunday, the largest popular protests in decades erupted in Cuba, with thousands of demonstrators across the island taking to the streets to decry ...

Colombia’s potential as a global breadbasket is stymied by a lack of rural reform

A persistent lack of development in rural areas continues to be a major impediment for Colombia as it seeks to reach its potential for growth in the ...


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.


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.