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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

The US-Colombia partnership: From Venezuela’s crisis to counter-narcotics efforts

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin America Program, and the Inter-American Dialogue, hosted H.E. Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, for a discussion on the future of US-Colombia relations. The conversation was moderated […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Colombia Conflict

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Wayne in the Hill: Sustaining progress with Mexico on migration

In the News by Atlantic Council

Mexico Migration

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Hard talk

“Some of the greatest Ukrainian patriots aren’t even Ukrainian,” the eminently quotable public intellectual Yevhen Hlibovotsky is fond of saying. While he didn’t have John Sung Kim in mind, he might have. Kim, forty-five, is a wealthy Korean-American entrepreneur who built and sold two companies (one IPO, one all cash sale) in Silicon Valley before […]

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Entrepreneurship Inclusive Growth

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

US senators warn against tariffs on Mexico

The migrant flow from Central America to the United States is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but cannot be solved through the use of tariffs, two US senators said at the Atlantic Council on June 12.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Economy & Business Mexico

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

Infographic: Costs of a five percent Mexico tariff on US consumers

On June 10, without a deal, the United States will place a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican products, with the potential to escalate by 5 percent each month until October, reaching a potential maximum of 25 percent. The US tariffs, levied in response to President Trump’s demand that Mexico stop all migration, would have […]

Article by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Americas Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Immigration and tariffs: In support of the ongoing US-Mexico border diplomacy

US-Mexico talks this week can help both countries avoid a costly detour from the joint effort to build North American prosperity and partnership over the past thirty years.

New Atlanticist by Earl Anthony Wayne

Mexico Migration

Fri, May 31, 2019

What Ukraine’s new president cannot afford to overlook

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s resounding victory in April underscored Ukrainians’ desire for change. Proclaiming his commitment to overhauling the entire system, the new president has announced five short-term priorities: change the electoral law, restore criminal liability for unlawful enrichment, and remove the parliamentary immunity of deputies, as well as reform the legal system and eradicate corruption. […]

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Human Rights

Fri, May 31, 2019

Trump’s immigration tariffs on Mexico will be painful for United States

While Trump’s aim is to pressure Mexican officials to take more action on illegal immigration, these tariffs “will be most acutely felt by US consumers,” said Jason Marczak.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Economy & Business Mexico

Thu, May 23, 2019

Critical questions for Ukraine’s new president

Ukraine’s domestic politics will change fundamentally in 2019. On May 20, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was inaugurated as president of Ukraine. The country’s upcoming parliamentary elections this summer or autumn will likely reconfigure much of the governing elite, and lead to deep changes in the country’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Five major topics will keep Kyiv […]

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Wed, May 22, 2019

With tariffs lifted, the future looks bright for the North American trade deal

Although there are significant problems ahead, including House Democrats’ concerns around labor enforcement, the elimination of steel and aluminum tariffs represents a positive step towards ratification of the USMCA.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello and Pablo Reynoso Brito

Economy & Business Mexico