Global Americans/LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org is 1 year old! To celebrate this admittedly minor milestone, the editors picked over our contributions from the past 12 months and chose our favorites.
The program analyzes a controversial proposal before the U.S. Congress to help Puerto Rico survive its debt crisis and also includes a wide ranging discussion of corruption, politics and diplomacy with Mexico.
With the Venezuelan economy in a free fall, massive shortages and President Nicolás Maduro renewing a state of emergency and calling for military exercises, the question of political upheaval and state collapse in Venezuela is no longer a matter of if, but when. And when it does happen, Venezuela’s neighbors will have themselves to blame for letting it get this far and this bad.
The rise of the Latin American-style populism in the U.S. stems from sentiments that Latin American citizens have felt for years: inequality, economic uncertainty and insecurity.
Chile and Uruguay seem to be on a path to a bilateral free trade deal. With the former in the Pacific Alliance and the latter in the customs union Mercosur, are the two blocs converging, or is Mercosur fracturing?
The program recounts the historic movements to suspend President Rousseff from office this past week along with how Michel Temer has moved initially to fill the role of interim president. The program also provides a preview of this weekend's presidential vote in the Dominican Republic.
Recientemente tuvimos la oportunidad de entrevistar a Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, uno de los candidatos para las próximas elecciones Ecuatorianas de 2017. El candidato Lasso lidera el Movimiento Político Creando Oportunidades (CREO). Fue candidato a la Presidencia del Ecuador por CREO en las elecciones de 2013 en las que se convirtió en la segunda fuerza política del país.
If Prime Minister Trudeau truly wants to bring Canada back to being a leader on the world stage, he needs to reconcile Canada’s promotion of its resource extraction industry with a fairer, more progressive policy in its investments and practices overseas.
The program analyzes the latest moves with diplomacy and electoral laws to recall President Maduro or at least restore some balance to the eroded democratic system in Venezuela. The program also includes the second part of our extended look at the links between remittances and globalization.
Recommendations for U.S.-Latin America/Caribbean Policy, 2016 Elections: Conclusions of Global Americans Working Group
A group of more than 20 leading scholars, convened by Global Americans, has outlined a series of nonpartisan proposals for the next administration to strengthen and leverage the U.S.’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Colombia’s remaining guerrilla group, the ELN, is finally coming to the negotiating table. But the government is in a very different negotiating position with the ELN than with FARC, a point reflected in the vague, poorly worded negotiation agreement announced March 30th.
The government of President Salvador Sánchez Cerén has launched a new, expansive (and expensive) anti-crime package targeting gang leaders, reforming prisons and establishing renewed police presence in select municipalities. Will it work?
The program discusses the findings by independent investigators for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that the Mexican government actively harassed their workers and thwarted the inquiry into the case of 43 missing university students.
When it comes to human rights institutions in the hemisphere, why are the southern states so stingy?
Latin American and Caribbean states have been astoundingly cheap in supporting the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In 2013, Chile only contributed $80,000, and the same year Brazil and Venezuela gave nothing to the Commission.
I was one of the beneficiaries of President Obama’s DACA initiative. But the real beneficiary of the policy is not just me and others like me, but the U.S. and its future.
Impeachment processes are always messy political processes (remember Bill Clinton’s in 1998?). In the case of Brazil, by providing a constitutional exit for unpopular executives, impeachment may be what ultimately preserves Brazilian democracy.
Patricio Aylwin, Chile’s president from 1990 to 1994, passed away on April 19th. He will be remembered as a symbol of the country’s transition to democracy. Today’s political leaders, in Chile as well as the rest of Latin America, would do well to learn a few lessons from his political career.
In October 2015, Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, announced an unprecedented expansion of financial support by and economic engagement with China. The announcement was the culmination of a growing relationship between China and Bolivia which has begun to bear fruit.
Ahora que el Tricel ha dado la razón a la Nueva Mayoría, el número de comunas en las que se realizarán primarias ha bajado de 95 a 66. La mala fe de los partidos de la coalición gobernante es evidente.
Para ganar en 2017, los candidatos deberán saber distinguir entre sus críticas a la forma en que el gobierno ha intentado cumplir sus promesas y las populares metas con las que el gobierno de Bachelet se comprometió.
Los últimos desenlaces del impeachment de Dilma Rousseff demuestran que la fórmula de representación política vigente en Brasil es más fantasiosa que la narrada por Jorge Luis Borges en su cuento El Congreso.