Latin America & the Caribbean

The Challenges Facing Latin America after COVID, Part 2

Dr. Evan Ellis, Latin America Research Professor for the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, talks to Haverford School headmaster Dr. John Nagl about the challenges and opportunities that will confront the Biden administration in Latin America and...

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The Challenges Facing Latin America after COVID, Part 1

Dr. Evan Ellis, Latin America Research Professor for the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, talks to Haverford School headmaster Dr. John Nagl about the challenges and opportunities that will confront the incoming Biden administration in Latin America...

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The Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Few will escape the dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. The crisis occurs at a time of relative, but fragile, stability in the region. As such, democracy, governance, and economic...

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Rusal’s Bauxite Mine and Potential Russian Meddling in Guyana’s Election

On March 6, Guyana's main state-owned newspaper reported that three “persons with Russian background” had been deported for meddling in Guyana’s March 2 general election. According to the report, Public Security Minister (and candidate for prime minister) Khemraj Ramjattan...

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Russia’s Engagements in Central America

Central America has received little attention in the Russia Federation’s ‘return’ to Latin America. The region’s small population and underdeveloped markets make it relatively uninteresting for a far-off country like Russia. Yet, in recent years, Russia has intensified and...

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Russia in Venezuela: Geopolitical Boon or Economic Misadventure?

In December 2018, the Russian Federation sent two Tupolov-160 supersonic bombers around the world to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. On January 23, 2019, the U.S. and a series of Latin American countries recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido...

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Everything Old is New Again: Russia Returns to Nicaragua

Two Western media outlets reported on 23 June that Russia was engaged in building a signals intelligence (SIGINT) base in Nicaragua as "part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks."...

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