Programs

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center expands awareness of the new Latin America across diverse communities of influence by positioning the region as a core partner in the transatlantic community.

Experts

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Luiza Bandeira

Research Assistant for Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Belt and Road in Latin America: Where does the future lie?

With 19 signatories in Latin America, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has earned supporters and skeptics in the Western Hemisphere. How will BRI evolve in Latin America and how will it impact the US?

Event Recaps by Maria Borselli

China Energy & Environment
Two men walking across a floodgate.

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Belt and Road in Latin America: A regional game changer?

A pragmatic, proactive, and forward-thinking approach is key to ensuring that a massive and evolving Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provides concrete benefits to Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, countries in the region—and the United States—should take stock of four emerging BRI trends to stay ahead of the game.

Issue Brief by Pepe Zhang

China Energy & Environment
one-on-one interview

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile

H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, discusses Chile's upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile's leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country's global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Colombian president aims for “second phase” of US-Colombian ties

Twenty years after the United States enacted Plan Colombia, Ivan Duque said the United States and Colombia are ready for the next chapter of their partnership, focusing on solidifying the rule of law , promoting entrepreneurship and trade, and managing growing regional challenges.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Colombia Migration

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Untapped Potential of the US-Colombia Partnership

Creating a Modernized Plan for the Bilateral Relationship

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Trump defends his foreign policy to the world at UNGA

Trump justified his vision for the United States' role in the world to the UNGA crowd. Here what Atlantic Council experts think it means.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Iran

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Chilean president calls for action to combat climate change: “The time is now”

Protecting “our nature, our biodiversity, and our planet is not only an environmental obligation” but a "moral obligation," Presdent Piñera argued.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Marczak quoted in Voice of America on Venezuela and the 74th UNGA

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Corruption Human Rights

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner

Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Events

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

China, Oil, and Venezuela: Myths, Reality, and Future

As international pressure mounts toward the Maduro regime, including US sanctions, what does the future hold for the troubled, oil-rich nation and its relationship with China?

9:00am Washington DC

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Unleashing US-Mexico Opportunities: Featuring H.E. Arturo Herrera, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance

H.E. Arturo Herrera will give a timely overview on Mexico's public finances and macroeconomic priorities.

9:00am Washington DC DC