Trump or Biden: What Would it Mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?
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Countries across the Americas face one of the most difficult social and economic scenarios in decades as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic contraction. The generally grim regional picture that existed at the beginning of 2020 has turned decidedly negative, with significant implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy interests. Whether President Trump wins a second term or former Vice President Joe Biden is elected, the United States will face urgent challenges in the region, where the public health and economic crises are compounding preexisting pressure on democratic institutions, exacerbating inequalities, and deepening the Venezuela crisis and its impact on neighboring countries.
Please join the Wilson Center's Latin American Program for a webinar on Monday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST, for a discussion about how the U.S. elections might impact hemispheric relations.
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The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more
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