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Dan Erikson reflects on the 50th anniversary of the dedication ceremony for the statue of Benito Juárez, the former president of Mexico and anti-imperialist icon, who overlooks an intersection a few blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.

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Dan Erikson analyzes the Trump administration's expectations for the new Brazil government's willingness to maintain a strong stance in opposition to Chinese engagement with Latin America.

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Dan Erikson analyzes the approval by Cuba’s National Assembly of a new constitution for a national referendum on February 24, 2019, which would mark the country’s biggest political overhaul in a generation.

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Dan Erikson analyzes the change of governing style in Mexico, the U.S.'s third-largest trading partner.

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Karen Tramontano is interviewed on the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections.

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Dan Erikson analyzes the results of the Brazil presidential election victory of right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro's 55%–45% win.

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Dan Erikson describes the backdrop and ramifications of Brazil's first-round presidential election results.

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Dan Erikson is interviewed about the United Nations General Assembly.

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Dan Erikson summarizes efforts by the United States to focus on recent decisions by Latin American countries to no longer recognize Taiwan.

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Dan Erikson writes about China's growing political and economic ties in Latin America, a topic of increasing debate and concern among analysts and policy makers in the United States.

(Article in Spanish)

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Dan Erikson is interviewed on U.S. policy towards Latin America, including Taiwan-Latin America relations.

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Dan Erikson provides analysis of the 13th Summit of the Pacific Alliance, an increasingly important regional trade grouping, which encompasses Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

(Article in Spanish.)

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In our work, we often remind clients and partners that policy change at any level comes down to relationships. The team at Blue Star Strategies helped us to use limited resources more efficiently and build strong relationships that matter.

David Devlin-Foltz, Director of the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program at the Aspen Institute

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