Friday Reading List - 17 March 2023
Good morning and happy Friday!
As a reminder, Boz will be teaching a week-long course on analyzing protests in late April. As of this week, the course is more than half full. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far. We are offering 20% off the enrollment fee with the discount code HX20 until April 1st. You can view the course page and sign-up here, and please feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
We’ll also be holding another free webinar at the end of March, this time on Monitoring Information About Protests. You can register here.
Here are this week’s links and upcoming events.
Americas Quarterly - Latin America’s Migration Policies Look Set to Tighten
Washington Post - Latin American governments are gaming their numbers
Bloomberg - Latin America’s Stance on Ukraine Is Trapped in the Past
The Guardian - Cocaine smuggling and production at record high since pandemic retreat
Rest of World - Investors told Latin American startups to bank with SVB. Then it collapsed
Reuters - Latin American tech startups scramble after SVB collapse
World Politics Review - Corruption Charges Are Flying in Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia
Foreign Affairs - The Restoration of Brazilian Foreign Policy
Global Americans - The State of and Prospects for Brazil’s Relations with China
Associated Press - Haunted by post-election riot, Brazil’s Lula reins in army
Brazilian Report - The fight for the bullet caucus
Associated Press - Musk brought internet to Brazil’s Amazon. Criminals love it.
Americas Quarterly - Who is the Dark Horse in Mexico’s Presidential Race?
New York Times - Criminals in Mexico Violated Their Unwritten Rule: Leave Americans Alone
The Guardian - Mexico to investigate alleged human rights abuses by military after spying claims
Forbes - Sanctioned Russian Banker Boasts On Video About New Fintech Project In Mexico
El País - López Obrador propone que se prohíba el uso médico del fentanilo para reducir su circulación y controlar las adicciones
Coda - War in Ukraine puts Nicolas Maduro back on the world stage
Americas Quarterly - Can Argentina’s Time Bomb Be Defused?
Bloomberg - 100% Inflation in Argentina Opens the Door for a Presidential Upset
Diálogo Chino - Will fires finally force Argentina to protect its wetlands?
The Guardian - Chile’s government pledged to put feminism into practice – has it delivered?
El País - “La Constitución chilena debería recoger las ansias de transformación, pero sin tantas incertezas”
The Economist - El Salvador’s authoritarian president is becoming a regional role model
LA Times - How the Salvadoran diaspora became a literary juggernaut
Associated Press - Honduras ditching Taiwan raises larger geopolitical concerns
Atlantic Council - Honduras is establishing ties with China. What should Taiwan and the US do?
New York Times - How Peru Used Lethal Force to Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests
Westminster Foundation for Democracy - How (not) to engage with authoritarian states
21 March, CSIS - Plan B and the Future of Democracy in Mexico
22 March, Canadian Council of the Americas - LatAm: Foreign Policy / Ukraine / International Law
22 March, Wilson Center - U.S.-Brazil Economic Relations: New Opportunities for Trade and Investment
22 March, AS/COA & Wilson Center - Biden in Canada: What to Expect
23 March, CSIS - Innovation & Leadership in Defense and Security
24 March, University of Oklahoma - State Responses to Gangs and Criminal Violence in Central America
27 - 29 March, Global Private Capital Association - GPC Conference
28 March, CSIS - The 2023 Forum on Business and Democracy
29 March, Hxagon - Live Exercise: Monitoring Information About Protests
29 March, Global Financial Integrity & Vance Center - Preventing Money Laundering: What Steps Can Governments Take to Prevent Crypto-Related Financial Crimes?
29 March, Inter-American Dialogue - Meet the Experts: Risks and Opportunities for Industries of the Energy Transition
3 April, Wilson Center - Corruption, Accountability and Democracy in Brazil: Challenges and Solutions
11 April, Georgetown Americas Institute - Seeking Truth: The Challenges and Achievements of Colombia’s Truth Commission
12 April, AS/COA - 2023 Latin American Cities Conferences: Santo Domingo
14 April, AS/COA - 8th Women's Hemispheric Network Conference in Miami
18-20 April, Institute of the Americas - Madrid Energy Conference 2023
24-28 April, James Bosworth - Analyzing Protests
2 May, AS/COA - 53rd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas
2-3 May, FIU - Hemispheric Security Conference