Friday Reading List - 17 February 2023
Plus a webinar sign-up for 27 February
Good morning and happy Friday! Here is the reading list and upcoming events links for this week. On Tuesday, we covered Peru’s protests. You can read that newsletter here.
Hxagon will be hosting a webinar on Monday February 27 at 11 AM EDT on recent protest movements in the region with an open Q&A. You can sign up to attend the webinar here.
The Economist - Latin America’s left-wing presidents risk stoking inflation
Financial Times - ‘We are for peace’: Latin America rejects pleas to send weapons to Ukraine
World Politics Review - Latin America’s Silence on China’s Spy Balloons Speaks Volumes
Foreign Policy - Biden Wants to Compete With China in Latin America
The Economist - Latin America is under authoritarian threat
Project Syndicate - Revolutionizing Public Services in Latin America
CSIS - Great Power Competition Comes for the South Pole
The Economist - Latin America’s prisons are overcrowded and violent
Wall Street Journal - Bolsonaro Says He Will Return to Brazil in March to Lead Opposition
Brazilian Report - Bolsonaro could get closer to ineligibility in electoral trial
El País - Brazil launches large-scale operation against the latest gold rush on indigenous land
Insight Crime - Brazil Case Illustrates Struggle With Corrupt Police
El País - Brazil, the unlikely last hope of Afghan refugees
Washington Post - Brazil races to restore art damaged in capital riot
New York Times - Key Question in Corruption Trial: Will Jurors Believe Cartel Witnesses?
Insight Crime - How a Priest in Mexico Resists the CJNG’s Incursions
Insight Crime - Prescription Pills Laced with Meth, Fentanyl Sold in Northern Mexico Pharmacies: Report
Washington Post - Venezuela claims nearly three-quarters of Guyana. Guyana wants help.
Coda - How Venezuela lost its middle class
New York Times - Scientists Wondered if Warming Caused Argentina’s Drought. The Answer: No.
The Guardian - Crackdown on ‘birth tourism’ as pregnant Russians flock to Argentina
Foreign Policy - The Internal Rift Threatening Bolivia’s Left
Americas Quarterly - Colombia’s Growth Is Slowing, Imperiling Gustavo Petro’s Agenda
Connectas - La mano dura de Bukele: ¿la nueva exportación de El Salvador?
Americas Quarterly - Nayib Bukele’s Growing List of Latin American Admirers
New York Times - U.S. Arrests Four More in the Assassination of Haiti’s President
The Guardian - Nicaragua’s prisoners flew to freedom – but Ortega’s not going anywhere
Foreign Policy - Ortega Escalates His Repression
Confidencial - Dora María Téllez: “Having Monsignor Álvarez locked up is going to blow up in Daniel Ortega’s face”
Crisis Group - Is There a Way Out of Peru’s Strife?
The Guardian - Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections
Foreign Affairs - How Democracy Can Win
21 February, CSIS - Turning up the Heat on Geothermal Energy in Latin America
21 February, AS/COA - China in the Americas: What You Need to Know
22 February, Global Americans - A Look Inside Venezuela with Julio Borges and Paola de Alemán
22 February, Wilson Center - Greening BRI Governance in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Beyond
22 February, WOLA - Reckoning with Indigenous and Afro Descendant Truth: the Ethnic Chapter of Colombia’s Truth Commission Report Webinar
22 February, CSIS - Promise and Peril: Migration Management Technologies in West Africa and Central America
23 February, Georgetown Americas Institute - Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows: The Case of the Americas
24 February, AS/COA - 2023 Latin American Business Conference
25 February, WOLA - Indigenous Cinematic Resistance in the Amazon
28 February, Inter-American Dialogue - Social Protection And Disability
28 February, Hxagon - Discussion on LatAm protests
1-2 March, Chatham House - Energy transitions 2023
9 March, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Perry Center - 5th Annual Security Challenges in Latin America Forum
9 March, Wilson Center - The Changing Geopolitics of Critical Minerals and the Future of the Clean Energy Transition
15 March, AS/COA - 2022 Latin American Cities Conferences: Lima
18-20 April, Institute of the Americas - Madrid Energy Conference 2023