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Latin America & the Caribbean

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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