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VRIC MONITOR No. 27 | Petro and the Bolivarian Hurricane

VRIC MONITOR No. 27 | Petro and the Bolivarian Hurricane

Gustavo Petro’s victory in Colombia’s presidential election on June 19 consolidates the gains the Latin American left has made in recent years.

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VRIC MONITOR No. 27 | Petro y el Huracán Bolivariano

VRIC MONITOR No. 27 | Petro y el Huracán Bolivariano

La victoria de Gustavo Petro en las elecciones presidenciales de Colombia el 19 de junio consolida los logros de la izquierda latinoamericana en los últimos años.

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VRIC MONITOR No. 26 | Ukraine War’s Lasting Latin America Effects

VRIC MONITOR No. 26 | Ukraine War’s Lasting Latin America Effects

As Russian missiles continue to rain down on Ukraine, the consequences of war are also being felt thousands of miles away in Latin America.

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VRIC MONITOR No. 25 | Putin’s Latin America Gambit

VRIC MONITOR No. 25 | Putin’s Latin America Gambit

While the world watches Russia’s military movements on the Ukraine border, Vladimir Putin has been busy building leverage in Latin America.

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VRIC MONITOR No. 24 | Latin America’s Neo-Socialist Wave

VRIC MONITOR No. 24 | Latin America’s Neo-Socialist Wave

A new socialist, authoritarian wave is rising in the region in 2022, pushing Latin America to an inflection point. Russia, Iran, and China are capitalizing on these new opportunities.

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VRIC MONITOR | Mexico moves closer to Cuba and Venezuela

VRIC MONITOR | Mexico moves closer to Cuba and Venezuela

Read this month's VRIC Monitor about authoritarian advances in Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, and how Russia and China advance infrastructure projects throughout the region while Iran extends its intelligence network to Colombia.

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VRIC MONITOR | All eyes on Peru and Colombia

VRIC MONITOR | All eyes on Peru and Colombia

Read this month's VRIC Monitor on the political crossroads that the region is facing, especially in Peru and Colombia, as well as Russia's renewed nuclear ambitions in Cuba, Bolivia, Argentina, and China's vaccine diplomacy in the region, as well as Iran's re-activated air and sea bridge to Venezuela.

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VRIC MONITOR | Another border crisis, Colombia-Venezuela

VRIC MONITOR | Another border crisis, Colombia-Venezuela

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. Read this month's issue on the Iran-China strategic partnership, the conviction of Hezbollah financier Assad Ahmad Barakat in Paraguay, and Russia’s role in the Colombia-Venezuela border conflict.

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