Washington can no longer take the Caribbean for granted. That means more than just impotently warning partners south of the hemisphere about China and Russia. Instead it will require more effective diplomacy and economic statecraft.
Reconstructing democracy and restoring social trust in Nicaragua is going to take significant time and effort. The current climate of political instability, economic crisis and international hostility make it impossible for Daniel Ortega to continue governing. So, what options are there?
At Global Americans, we’ve been following the crisis in Nicaragua very closely. For our latest interview we spoke to Richard Feinberg and discussed his recently published Brookings report “Nicaragua: Revolution and Restoration”
As the political crisis in Nicaragua continues to deepen, Global Americans’ Chris Sabatini and Ken Frankel from the Canadian Council of the Americas inaugurate their interview series, Two Gringos with Questions, by interviewing Nicaraguan Journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro.
In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly strategically interested in Latin America. Despite clear geopolitical goals, the Kremlin’s relationship with the region has been marked by pragmatic realpolitik.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in Central America by 2030.