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Venezuelan migrants are pictured carrying their bags as they cross the border into Colombia.

What Will Legality Mean for Refugees From Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Colombia government’s granting of legal status to Venezuelan migrant and refugees.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Andrés Martínez-Fernández

Latin America Advisor ˙

Joe Biden at a podium.

Can Biden Rebuild U.S. Credibility in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Biden presidency in the United States following tense weeks since the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol.

Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Mariscal, Jason Marczak, John Feeley, Rubens Barbosa, Isabel Saint Malo, Roberta Lajous

Latin America Advisor ˙

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, pictured last December, said he would support participation in the December legislative elections in a split from opposition leader Juan Guaidó. // File Photo: Facebook page of Henrique Capriles.

What Will a Split in the Opposition Mean for Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Venezuela’s opposition ahead of the December legislative elections.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Alejandro Velasco, Jesús Seguías

Latin America Advisor ˙

Afro-descendants in Latin America are being hit particularly hard in areas including the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. // File Photo: pixabay.com.

How Hard Is Covid Hitting the Region’s Afro-Descendants?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Afro-descendant communities in the region.

Judith Morrison, Maria Velez de Berliner, Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Raymond A. Joseph

Latin America Advisor ˙

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

Latin America Advisor ˙

Governments throughout Latin America have employed sweeping emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In Peru, President Martín Vizcarra has ordered the military to enforce the country’s quarantine. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

Will Emergency Measures Amid the Pandemic Threaten Democracies?

Are emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic putting Latin American and Caribbean democracies at risk?

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Shannon O’Neil, Sergio Bitar, Nicolás Mariscal, Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Marsical

Latin America Advisor ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque’s popularity is sinking, and Colombians are planning a national strike on Thursday. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Why Is Colombia’s Patience Wearing Thin With Duque?

What is at the root of citizens’ discontent in Colombia, and will the nation see the same sort of violence than other countries in South America?

Cynthia J. Arnson, Maria Velez de Berliner, Erin McFee

Colombia’s Supreme Court last week freed former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernández, also known as Jesús Santrich, who is wanted on cocaine trafficking charges in the United States. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Are Colombia’s Courts Capable of Keeping the Peace?

What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to release former FARC leader Seuxis Hernández?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Maria Velez de Berliner, César Caballero

Latin America Advisor ˙

Members of the Raquem Pillá community pose for a photo. // File Photo: Chilean Government

Where Is Chile’s Conflict With the Mapuche Headed?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the death of Juan de Dios Mendoza Lebu of the Raquem Pillá community of Chile`s Mapuches.

Maria Velez de Berliner, Robert Funk, Patricia Richards

Latin America Advisor ˙

How Much Is Fake News Influencing Latin Elections?

How much impact did the spread of misinformation have on Brazil’s election? How did this play out in other presidential races in the region this year, such as in Colombia and Costa Rica? What effects does false propaganda on social
media have on Latin American democracies, and what should be done, if anything, to control it?

Laura Chinchilla, Maria Velez de Berliner, Silvio Waisbord, Cristina Tardáguila

Latin America Advisor ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque is cracking down on possession of illegal drugs in public. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Is Duque Pursuing the Right Anti-Drug Policies?

Will Colombia’s new policies under President Iván Duque curb drug trade and consumption?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Hannah Hetzer, Barry R. McCaffrey, Vanda Felbab-Brown

Latin America Advisor ˙

Duque Campaign

Will Colombia’s New President Deliver on His Promises?

Iván Duque, a conservative former senator, on Sunday won Colombia’s presidential runoff election. What does it mean for the country?

Beatrice Rangel, Maria Velez de Berliner, Oscar Ardila, Peter DeShazo, Sergio Guzmán

Latin America Advisor ˙