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Latin America Reacts to Invasion of Ukraine

Following the invasion, the Caribbean Community, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and ...

Soft Power, Confucius Institutes, and Latin America and the Caribbean

Trade, loans, and investment have been the instruments of choice for Chinese strategists in the region. But people-to-people ties are increasingly ...

Castillo’s Cabinet Falters, but Peru’s Geopolitical Needs Remain Constant

The Castillo government becomes less chaotic when viewed in the context of Peru’s geopolitical needs and constraints.

Honduran police arrest former President Hernández

On Tuesday, Honduran authorities arrested former President Juan Orlando Hernández after receiving an extradition request from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Good Governance, the Best Play for Guyana

Guyana can be a prominent player in the Latin America and Caribbean region only if it relies on good governance, not just abundant cash and oil resources, ...

The Emerging Gang State in El Salvador

El Salvador today is emerging as a new version of the narco-state: a gang state, in which organized crime and authoritarian rule go hand-in-hand.


High-Level Working Group on U.S.-Ecuador Relations 

In June 2021, Global Americans launched a high-level working group, comprised of seasoned current and former policymakers, foreign service professionals, business leaders, and scholars, to study how the United States and Ecuador can deepen their relationship. Since then, we have published reports on topics from traditional knowledge to environmental cooperation and from Indigenous rights to intellectual property.

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Working Group on U.S.-Ecuador Relations

Global Americans is proud to launch a new research initiative evaluating the future of U.S.-Ecuador relations. This independent project will examine how both the United States and Ecuador might benefit from deeper engagement; a dedication to common principles of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; and an emphasis on shared prosperity. At the end of this project, Global Americans will offer specific recommendations on how to strengthen the U.S.-Ecuador relationship to the benefit of the people of both countries.


Measuring the Impact of Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda in Latin America

Global Americans is proud to release our final, public report, “Measuring the Impact of Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda in Latin America.” This report follows 16 months of intensive research in collaboration with Medianálisis, the Escuela de Gobierno del Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Universidad del Rosario, and the Centro para la Apertura y Desarrollo de América Latina (CADAL).


Central America: 2030 Trends

The countries of Central America—Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—face many of the same challenges. The most obvious and publicly discussed of these challenges is crime and insecurity, stemming both from the subregion’s unfortunate geographic location between cocaine producing countries to its south and cocaine consuming countries to the north—primarily the United States—and domestic gang violence and corruption.


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Global Americans is a modern day take on the traditional think tank. Our team of experts provides changemakers in the Western Hemisphere with up-to-date research and analysis on key areas and issues affecting countries in the region. Global Americans engages policymakers, academics, journalists, civil society leaders, and Latin America enthusiasts to make sure they have the tools they need to promote a safer, stabler, more just, and more prosperous hemisphere.