Transformations in the Americas, north and south, have created synergies and mutual opportunities on issues ranging from trade to energy, climate change to public health, and higher education to infrastructure development. Equitable prosperity requires extensive cooperation among the countries of the Hemisphere to address shared challenges. The Inter-American Dialogue’s activities are directed towards furthering debate on contentious issues in the inter-American agenda and finding consensus among the countries of the region.
The Cuban government sees the United States, which continues to impose harsh sanctions, as being chiefly responsible for the island’s profound economic woes and for worsening its humanitarian crisis. Unleashing significant levels of Cuban migrants to the United States can serve as a means of retribution.
It is plausible that Nicaragua struck a deal with the Cubans to facilitate the push northward to express both regimes’ opposition to Biden administration policies. All signs suggest the flows will continue to mount, intensifying pressure on the US border and giving the Biden administration another huge political headache.