Welcome to Global Americans and the Foreign Policy and Democracy Monitoring Project
Global Americans, LLC was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2015 to promote debate on the Americas and the region’s role in the world. Global Americans works with scholars and activists across the region to conduct analysis and ensure discussion on these changes and their implications for democracy, human rights, social inclusion, development, and foreign policy including U.S. foreign policy. Its central publishing platform is its website, theglobalamericans.org, where it posts op-ed style essays, data, articles, and reports by its contributors and staff members. These articles are often translated into Spanish and syndicated to the Grupo de Diarios América, the association of daily newspapers in Latin America and through esglobal.org, an online journal on international affairs.
Made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for Democracy (as well as the Ford Foundation and private donors), this report is the fifth in a project to analyze and track the foreign policies of governments in the Americas and those of other select countries of the Global South as they relate to democracy and human rights, and the international norms and practices that have emerged in the past 50 years to defend and protect them. Using this report’s analysis as a baseline, we provide updates and media alerts on votes and actions by states in the hemisphere including the United States and explore how those affect democratic governance and human rights. The goal is to promote greater discussion and accountability of foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere and monitor governments’ commitments in words and deeds to the liberal global order.
Global Americans is Christopher Sabatini (executive director), Victoria Gaytan (program manager), William Naylor (program officer), Jimena Galindo (newsletter editor and research associate), and Emiliano Segura (research associate). All of us contributed to various sections of this report: Jimena coordinated the section on the Inter-American System of Human Rights, William the section on the UNHRC, and Emiliano the chapter on labor rights. Victoria and Jimena traveled to Lima for the Summit of the Americas and to Washington, DC for the OAS General Assembly meeting and wrote those sections. In the labor chapter, analysis and data on the Cuba sections was in collaboration with Joel Brito.