The Inter American Trends is a public policy research organization —a think tank— dedicated to the principles of democracy, social and political ideas, security threats, and energy market in the region. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of specific issues.


We are a nonpartisan policy research organization committed to research and analysis that promotes Latinamerican security, prosperity, and freedom in a sustainable manner.

Challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in terrorism, international relations, economics, energy, and politics.

With office in Washington seeks to guide public policy makers and global leaders in government and business through publications, and policy briefings and recommendations.

Does it matters?

  • It matters to the policymaker, who lacks the time to give serious reflection to long-term trends that will shape America's choices abroad.
  • It matters to the media, who miss the expertise to make sense of complex developments in foreign lands.
  • It matters to the educator, who needs informed preparation to teach the next generation.
  • It matters to the students, who represent the next generation of American leadership.
  • It matters to the public, whose children will be sent off to war and whose taxes will pay the bills.

Business Area

  • Independent Research
  • Advocacy
  • Consultancy

Areas of Interest

  • Politics
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Security


  • Private Individuals
  • Corporations
  • Governments

Latest publications
En 2018, Venezuela vivirá un “período especial” al estilo cubano
Economy, 13/Dic/2017
Las sanciones financieras los tienen locos, lo último: el "Petro"
Economy, 6/Dic/2017
Maduro arregla la entrega de PDVSA a Rusia y China
Energy, 29/Nov/2017
Entrevista en CNN en español, ¿PDVSA: Limpieza o restructuración?
Economy, 29/Nov/2017
El nuevo diálogo busca desmontar las sanciones
Politics, 23/Nov/2017
Venezuela deja de ser actor en el mercado petrolero mundial
Energy, 15/Nov/2017
Maduro renegocia la deuda pública para seguir con "el real y medio"
Economy, 8/Nov/2017
Reestructurar la deuda soberana y de PDVSA
Economy, 1/Nov/2017
El cuento chino de República Dominicana
Politics, 25/Oct/2017
La versión electoral 15-O afianza la dictadura en Venezuela
Politics, 18/Oct/2017
What next
Politics, 11/Oct/2017
Octubre, un mes crucial para el régimen de Maduro
Politics, 4/Oct/2017
Latest events
Children of Misery: Guns and Gangs in Central America
Hudson Institute - Center for Latin American Studies
September 10, 2014
Beyond Hugo Chávez: What to expect in Latin America
Hudson Institute - Center for Latin American Studies
May 8, 2013
XIV Seminario de Estrategias de Campañas Electorales - De la práctica a la práctica
The George Washington University - The Graduate School of Political Management
March 11 to 15, 2013