Latin America Goes Global Launch

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Latin America Goes Global, Christopher Sabatini

Heads of states pose for the family photo of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City April 11, 2015 (Edgar Garrido/Courtesy Reuters).

Today is the official launch of Latin America Goes Global. Led by Christopher Sabatini, adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and formerly editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly, the new site already has many talented and thoughtful Latin American policy experts on board.

Kicking it off, Sabatini has a piece on “The Media’s Bipolar Disorder with Latin America,” arguing that the common tropes trotted out in discussing politics in the region not only miss the real story but also skew policy responses in unhelpful ways.

Both Evan Ellis and Jerry Haar look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what it means for the region. And Kirsten Cowal highlights the rising profile of LGBT issues in her piece “The Other History Making Moment at the Summit: LGBT Rights.”

For those interested in the hemisphere and its future, this new site is worth putting on your daily reading list.

Published in conjunction with Latin America’s Moment at the Council on Foreign Relations.