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Bolivia in transition: Read Jason Marczak’s latest analysis

After allegations of election fraud, former President of Bolivia Evo Morales fled to Mexico seeking asylum, and the opposition senator Jeanine Áñez assumed the vacated office as interim president. The Bolivian people and wider region remain divided about whether the election was legitimate, and if they should now recognize Áñez as president.

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Carlos Gutierrez

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Erika Ender

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Ildefonso Guajardo

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

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Mauricio Cárdenas

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Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Conference call: US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deal reached

On December 12, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Baker McKenzie held a conference call to discuss the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deal, its implications, and the road ahead.

Event Recap by Frederico Froes and Pablo Reynoso

Americas Economy & Business

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Duque’s dilemma: Social unrest and critical governance

Colombia's president struggles to form the political coalition needed to govern while protesters rally in the streets frustrated by the administration.

New Atlanticist by Felipe Zarama Salazar

Civil Society Colombia

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

With bipartisan support, USMCA “can stand the test of time”

“It is absolutely crucial for USMCA to be ratified with bipartisan support, and hopefully by including the Democrats in the process it will be an agreement that will serve the interest of all three countries for years to come," said Jason Marczak, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Mexico Trade

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A tale of two flags: How Bolivia’s racial divide is shaping its political crisis

For a decade, Bolivia has existed under two flags, that have represented the country’s distinct cultural heritages. Now, facing uncertain new elections, it remains to be seen if indigenous and non-indigenous Bolivians will be able to find a common path towards stability and the reinstitution of democratic norms.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Latin America
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Tue, Dec 10, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 10, 2019

On December 8, 2019, Spanish newspaper El Mundo published a set of images that the opposition to the Maduro regime took to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The action was intended to prove that Óscar Pérez, a former police officer, had been executed by the regime. Venezuelan authorities announced on January 16, 2018, that Óscar Pérez had been killed in a shootout with security forces. Videos published on social media, however, showed Pérez asking Maduro forces to stop shooting and promising he would surrender. Pérez had led an insurrection against Maduro in June 2018.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

What’s behind Chile’s protests

What started as a student protest over a spike in subway fares on October 18 has turned into a popular riot in Chile. Despite the twenty-six dead and thirteen thousand injured, the protesters continue to march and clash with the police in Santiago in an uprising that has surprised domestic, regional, and international experts alike.

New Atlanticist by Maria Borselli

Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

Event Recaps by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Brazil and Argentina surprised by tariff announcement: What comes next?

On December 2, US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose new tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel and aluminum coming into the United States, a retaliation for alleged currency manipulation, which he claimed was hurting US farmers.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Brazil Latin America
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Tue, Dec 3, 2019

#AlertaVenezuela: December 3, 2019

Internet users in Venezuela faced partial and total loss of connectivity on December 1, 2019. The disruption was not caused by censorship, as has happened previously, but by the planned maintenance of an undersea cable. Users from privately owned service providers faced connectivity issues from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time), which did not affect the state-provider CANTV, according to NetBlocks, a nonprofit organization that monitors internet accessibility around the world.

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