Friday Reading List - 24 February 2023
Good morning and happy Friday! Here is the reading list and upcoming events links for this week.
As a reminder, 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.
On Tuesday, we covered protests in Suriname. You can read that newsletter here:
IMF - Crypto Assets and CBDCs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Opportunities and Risks
WOLA - States of Exception: The New Security Model in Central America?
El País - De Chile a Haití: las desiguales emisiones de CO₂ en América Latina
New York Times - Counting votes and cutting violence
Aula Blog - Brazil: Lula Trying to Exert Civilian Control over Security Forces
The Guardian - Brazil floods: death toll rises to 48 as landslides and looters prevent aid reaching survivors
Brazilian Report - Brazil pivots on social media regulation
The Atlantic - The Autocrat Next Door
New York Times - Mexico Hobbles Election Agency That Helped End One-Party Rule
Americas Quarterly - Mexico’s “Other” Huge Election Is Heating Up
El País - García Harfuch, el policía que lidera las encuestas sin haber levantado la mano para ser candidato
The Intercept - Trial of Mexico’s Former Top Cop Neglected U.S. Role in War on Drugs
United States Institute of Peace - Elite Capture and Corruption of Security Sectors
Bellingcat - Borderless Vigilantism: The Nativist US Militias Entering Mexico
Insight Crime - After US Hearing on Fentanyl, Is It Time to Retire the Word ‘Cartel’?
The Economist - Joe Biden needs Mexico’s cooperation on migration
Wall Street Journal - Venezuela’s Oil Industry, Reopening to Investors, Is Major Polluter
Bloomberg - Venezuela Lawmaker Mocked by Chavez Seeks to Oust His Successor
El País - They’re not TV anchors, they’re avatars: How Venezuela is using AI-generated propaganda
Caracas Chronicles - A ‘Simulation’ of Justice: How Venezuela Tries to Fool the ICC
New York Times - Despite Help for Venezuelans in South America, Many Are Still Heading North
Brazilian Report - Opposition hawks and doves fight for nomination in Argentina’s presidential race
The Guardian - ‘An everyday thing’: a fatal beating reveals Argentina’s racist bias
The Economist - Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s president, wants to smother the gig economy
Bloomberg - Drop in El Salvador Crime Likely to Boost Growth, Moody’s Says
The Guardian - El Salvador crackdown breaks the gangs – at huge cost to human rights
Foreign Policy - Haiti Is on the Brink of State Failure
World Politics Review - Further Sanctions May Only Enable Ortega’s Repression in Nicaragua
Bloomberg - Peru’s Economic Outlook Brightens as Mass Protests Wane
World Politics Review - Peru’s Political Crisis Is Reawakening Echoes of Its Civil Conflict
Washington Post - How Biden officials aim to use a mobile app to cut illegal U.S. entries
Rest of World - Once a ticket scalpers’ tool, auto clickers now help migrants enter the U.S.
24 February, AS/COA - 2023 Latin American Business Conference
25 February, WOLA - Indigenous Cinematic Resistance in the Amazon
27 February, Hxagon - Discussion on LatAm Protests
28 February, FIU - US Policy Toward Venezuela: What's Next?
28 February, Inter-American Dialogue - Social Protection And Disability
1-2 March, Chatham House - Energy transitions 2023
6 March, Brookings - The economic case for tackling climate change now
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
10 March, Institute of the Americas - Testing Resiliency – Latin America and the Caribbean Energy Outlook
12 April, AC/COA - 2023 Latin American Cities Conferences: Santo Domingo
18-20 April, Institute of the Americas - Madrid Energy Conference 2023
2-3 May, FIU - Hemispheric Security Conference