News of political and institutional news in Latin American countries, especially when it concerns the health of their democracies.

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 71

Inter-American Watch Thursday, March 24th, 2022 The Americas Nicaragua’s ambassador to the OAS denounces Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship Nicaragua’s ambassador to the Organization of American States, Arturo McFields Yescas, has launched an extraordinary verbal attack on the authoritarian government he is employed to represent, castigating Daniel Ortega’s “indefensible” dictatorship for its assault on human rights and…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 69

Inter-American Watch Thursday, March 17th, 2022 The Americas Washington must respond to China’s growing military presence in Latin America Latin America experts often discuss Beijing’s trade and investment in the region, especially those projects run under its signature Belt and Road Initiative. However, focusing predominantly on China’s economic and trade relationship to the regions misses…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 68

Inter-American Watch Monday, March 14th, 2022 The Americas Biden names Colombia “major non-NATO ally’, countering Putin’s influence in Latin America The designation provides Colombia with certain trade benefits and boosts opportunities for security cooperation between the two countries— including Colombia’s potential eligibility to purchase depleted uranium ammunition, according to the State Department. Los Angeles Times:…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 66

Inter-American Watch Monday March 7th, 2022 The Americas Hundreds of Latin Americans return from Ukraine after invasion Close to 250 Ecuadoreans, many of them university students, arrived in the country on Friday after fleeing Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, joining hundreds of other Latin Americans who have evacuated. Latin American countries have been coordinating flights from…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 65

Inter-American Watch Friday, March 4th, 2022 The Americas What does Russia’s war in Ukraine mean for Latin America and the Caribbean? Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has deep implications for Latin America and the Caribbean. First, it demonstrates the growing strategic challenge to the United States from the survival and proliferation of populist authoritarian regimes,…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 64

Inter-American Watch Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 The Americas China in Latin America: The Western Hemisphere Security Strategy Act Latin America and the Caribbean, to which the United States is intimately linked by ties of geography, commerce, and family, currently faces an unprecedented confluence of challenges potentially affecting our security and prosperity, as well as those…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 63

Inter-American Watch Monday, February 28th, 2022 The Americas Ukrainian diasporas in Latin America protest invasion Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, chanting “Long live Ukraine” and holding banners saying “Stop the war” and “Ukraine is not alone.” Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/world/she-woke-up-with-bombs-ukrainian-diasporas-latin-america-protest-invasion-2022-02-26/ How the war in Ukraine could empower Maduro Rapidly…