The relationship between the United States and Latin America is more important than ever, but it has also become more complex. Each country in the region faces unique challenges, such as migration, transnational crime, weak institutions, illiberal democracy, corruption, and the increasing influence of China. Despite the challenges, there is a great opportunity to explore the dynamics that impact the relationship between the United States and its southern counterparts.
Join PCFR for a program with Timothy Langford, the former National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere for the Director of National Intelligence. He will discuss the key issues affecting the United States' southern neighbors, including unprecedented migration, the increasing influence of transnational organized criminal groups, and the growing economic and political influence of China in the region.
He will assess current US relations with the region, highlighting several key ally and antagonist countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela, as they face critical developments in the coming year that will directly impact the US.
Why is it Important for Arizona?
Arizonans are directly impacted by Latin America's migrants, illicit drug flows, and economic situation, much more so than the majority of the United States. Understanding the underlying structural political and economic dynamics of driving key developments in the region will help Arizonans anticipate and take advantage of events as they occur.
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