Erik Brand publishes the Latin America Advisor at the Inter-American Dialogue and directs the Corporate Program. He previously worked at the International Advisory Group, a publishing and public affairs firm in New York City. Earlier in his career, Brand worked at the Advisory Board Company in Washington and, briefly, for the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. He graduated with a double major, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Wheaton College and has undertaken master’s degree coursework in international management and public affairs at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota.
The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 300 editions of the publication this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. We’re delighted to share a dozen issues our team felt covered especially important developments during 2018, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jaana Remes has joined the Latin America Advisor’s board of advisors. She is an economist and a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused leading opposition lawmakers, Colombia’s government and financial backers in the United States of having a role in what Venezuela claims was an attempt to assassinate Maduro and military leaders with armed drones at a public event on Aug. 4. Authorities have made some arrests in the case, but it remains to be proven publicly who orchestrated the attack. What are the biggest takeaways from the drone bomb mystery?