#BlueStarBrief March 2019

Insight and Analysis

Latin America and the OECD:
The Dance Continues

By Daniel P. Erikson

Since our 2018 update, Latin America’s path towards the OECD continues to be characterized by the steady, persistent efforts of countries striving for accession amidst a season of political volatility.

Read it here.

Jacinda Ardern’s New Leadership Paradigm

By Sally A. Painter

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, we reflect on the inspirational leadership of Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister of New Zealand—a striking figure in her country’s politics as well as on the international stage.

Read it here.

Dan Erikson Analyzes Venezuela Crisis
and Meets with President of Colombia

Dan is providing ongoing analysis on the evolving crisis in Venezuela, commenting in The Wall Street Journal
on humanitarian aid, the Latin America Energy Advisor on the impact on Caribbean oil ties, Miami Herald, and Al Hurra News.

Dan met with Colombia's President Iván Duque prior to his remarks on Colombia's Domestic and Regional Opportunities and Challenges, hosted by several think-tanks in Washington, DC.

Tips and Recommendations

What We're Reading...

Karen Tramontano recommends...

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas—who takes on the global philanthropic elite in his new book.

In New Orleans...Happy Mardi Gras!

Sally Painter recommends...

The National WWII Museum, designated by Congress as the official World War II museum of the United States. The museum's five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and more than 250,000 artifacts and over 9,000 personal accounts.


Rosedale Restaurant, featuring Louisiana home cooking from Chef Susan Spicer.

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