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Update: What Is Happening with Venezuela's Presidential Election?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:45

Update: What Is Happening with Venezuela's Presidential Election?

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandThursday, February 22, 2018

Venezuela is holding presidential elections on April 22, but they’ll be far from free and fair.

Poll Update: Costa Rica's Two Alvarados in Dead Heat

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:24

Poll Update: Costa Rica's Two Alvarados in Dead Heat

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, February 21, 2018

Fabricio Alvarado has a slight edge but it’s a technical tie, and rising economic concerns could help Carlos Alvarado in the April 1 runoff.

LatAm in Focus: Giving Women the "Right Space to Thrive"

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:17

LatAm in Focus: Giving Women the "Right Space to Thrive"

PodcastsCarin ZissisLuisa LemeThursday, February 15, 2018

How does the #MeToo movement help expand dialogue about women in the workforce? University of Miami’s Felicia Knaul and AS/COA’s Susan Segal share views from the spheres of public health and finance. 

Chart: A Deep Dive into Voter Turnout in Latin America

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:04

Chart: A Deep Dive into Voter Turnout in Latin America

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, February 15, 2018

More people will vote in Brazil in 2018 than in all other Latin American countries combined.

Poll Tracker: Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:27

Poll Tracker: Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election

InfographicsCarin ZissisTuesday, February 13, 2018

We monitor the findings of some of Mexico's main pollsters to see how candidates are faring ahead of the July 1 vote.

LatAm in Focus: Latin America has One Foot in China's Belt and Road

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:08

LatAm in Focus: Latin America has One Foot in China's Belt and Road

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, February 8, 2018

Now that the region has one foot in the Chinese initiative, the OECD’s Ángel Melguizo explains how the region can be proactive about shaping its ties with Beijing.

Explore The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:02
Exhibition Opening: The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930Visual Arts Series

Explore The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930

Articles & Op-EdsWednesday, February 7, 2018

Sociopolitical upheavals and cultural transitions reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America during a century of rapid urban growth. Radical breaks with the colonial past, transformative architectural exchanges with Europe and beyond, and the subsequent reinterpretation of pre-Hispanic, Spanish, and Portuguese motifs influenced the emergence of a modernist culture and a modern architectural idiom.

Learn about Americas Society's upcoming exhibition exploring the transformation of six Latin American capitals from colonial cities into monumental republican metropolises.

Update: Two Alvarados Make It to Costa Rican Runoff

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:33

Update: Two Alvarados Make It to Costa Rican Runoff

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandMonday, February 5, 2018

In an election marked by social conservatism, ticos will choose between Carlos and Fabricio Alvarado on Easter Sunday, April 1.

Viewpoint: Mexico's Oil Auction Lives Up to the Hype

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:42

Viewpoint: Mexico's Oil Auction Lives Up to the Hype

Viewpoints AmericasNaki MendozaFriday, February 2, 2018

Mexico’s latest and hotly anticipated deepwater oil and gas auction on January 31 lived up to the hype. International investors affirmed their bullish feelings about the country’s oil patch this week, pledging more than half a billion dollars in cash-signing bonuses for development rights to 19 of the 29 blocks that were up for grabs.

A January 31 deepwater oil and gas auction could bring in $93 billion in investments. AS/COA's Naki Mendoza spells out what it means in the country's larger energy context.

Q&A with Eric Farnsworth: Will NAFTA Survive 2018?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:34

Q&A with Eric Farnsworth: Will NAFTA Survive 2018?

Articles & Op-EdsThursday, February 1, 2018

[...] If a new agreement is going to be reached, a lot of progress still needs to be made. Mexico and Canada are still quite far away from U.S. positions on many key issues. The biggest problem for now is that time is running out. Mexico will hold a presidential election in the summer of this year. If the talks drag on past March candidates in Mexico will be able to argue that the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto should put the talks on hold until after the election.

"Undermining trust by whatever means makes it more difficult to update, much less keep, NAFTA," the AS/COA vice president tells Forbes.com.

Poll Update: Costa Rica's 2018 Presidential Election

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:40

Poll Update: Costa Rica's 2018 Presidential Election

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandThursday, February 1, 2018

Fabricio Alvarado maintains his lead in the final poll before the February 4 vote, while Carlos Alvarado makes big gains, and Juan Diego Castro tumbles.

Poll Update: An Early Look at Mexico's 2018 Presidential Race

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:58

Poll Update: An Early Look at Mexico's 2018 Presidential Race

InfographicsCarin ZissisThursday, February 1, 2018

We’ve got some time until the July 1 election, but the race is heating up for the next occupant of Los Pinos.

LatAm in Focus: Costa Rican Voters Are "Blowing in the Wind"

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:32

LatAm in Focus: Costa Rican Voters Are "Blowing in the Wind"

PodcastsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, January 31, 2018

After decades of steady bipartisan politics, in 2018, Tico voters keep changing their minds about who they’re going to vote for on February 4, say two University of Costa Rica pollsters.

Update: Ecuador Prepares to Vote on Term Limits

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:52

Update: Ecuador Prepares to Vote on Term Limits 

Hemispheric UpdatesJulia d'AmoursThursday, January 25, 2018

On February 4, Ecuador will hold a referendum. The ballot features seven questions, ranging from reducing a national park’s acreage to preventing those accused of corruption from holding office. But the central item will be a question on whether or not presidential term limits should be reinstated into Constitution.

On February 4, Ecuadorans will vote on whether to reinstate term limits—and keep Rafael Correa from returning to the presidency. 

Chart: The Collapse of Venezuela's Oil Production

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 16:26

Chart: The Collapse of Venezuela's Oil Production 

InfographicsHolly K. SonnelandWednesday, January 24, 2018

Oil production figures released by OPEC on January 18 delivered bad news for Venezuela: from January to December, production fell by 629,000 barrels per day, or 28 percent—a loss virtually unprecedented for a country not experiencing an external shock like war or economic sanctions.

Venezuela's January-to-December loss in 2017 ranks as the fifth-largest single-year production drop experienced by one country since 2000.

Cómo construir un "lava jato"

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:32

Cómo construir un "lava jato"

Articles & Op-EdsBrian WinterTuesday, January 23, 2018

A todos los países de América Latina a los que viajamos siempre nos hacen la misma pregunta: ¿cómo podemos construir un "Lava Jato"?

El jefe editor de Americas Quarterly Brian Winter y ex fiscal brasileño Rodrigo Janot explican como fisscales y jueces en sus países pueden montar una operación "Lava Jato".  

Explainer: Costa Rica's 2018 Elections

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:03

Explainer: Costa Rica's 2018 Elections

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandThursday, January 18, 2018

Just before the February 4 first round, court rulings have stirred the social order in the traditionally conservative country.

Chart: The Migrants of Latin America and the Caribbean

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:34

Chart: The Migrants of Latin America and the Caribbean

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezThursday, January 18, 2018

Haitians, Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Nicaraguans make up the approximately 400,000 immigrants from Latin American and the Caribbean at risk of being deported from the United States as their Temporary Protected Status expires through 2019. These migrants come from four out of the ten countries for which the U.S.

With nearly 38 million Latin American migrants worldwide, we break down emigration rates by country.

LatAm in Focus: From Elections to Trade, Latin America's Big 2018 Stories

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:23

LatAm in Focus: From Elections to Trade, Latin America's Big 2018 Stories

PodcastsThursday, January 11, 2018

If 2017 was the year that changed Washington, 2018 will redefine Latin America. AS/COA experts explain how in our first podcast of the year.

Cuba's Five Issues to Watch in 2018

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:22

Cuba's Five Issues to Watch in 2018

Hemispheric UpdatesElizabeth GonzalezThursday, January 11, 2018

This will be a historic year for Cuba. In some ways it will mark a new era for the largest of the Caribbean countries, and in other ways, a return to the past. As we kick off the new year, here are issues keep an eye on, from a new president to renewed Russia ties to the advent of the internet age on the island.

1. The presidency: The beginning of the end of los históricos

Here’s what you need to know about an end to the Castro presidency, new migration rules, Russia ties, and more.

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