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Breeding Crops for Climate Resilience: Visions from Haiti, Costa Rica, Uganda, Malawi, and Senegal

Global Food for Thought by Hale Tufan

This blog is about the disruption and impact COVID-19 has had on climate change and food systems around the world.

NARC lab testing germ plasm samples
US Embassy
Food and Agriculture

Majority of Nicaraguans Support Early Elections

Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

The current polarization in Nicaragua between the government supporters and the opposition coalition of students, farmers, civil society groups, and business leaders makes compromise a challenge.

An abandoned building with graffiti in Nicaragua
Wilhelm Gunkel
Public Opinion


Reducing Urban Violence: A Common Vision for the Western Hemisphere

Policy Brief by Flavia Carbonari

This report authored by a group of experts from Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States discusses a regional vision for reducing urban violence in the Western Hemisphere.

Skyline of Caracas, Venezuela at dawn.
Stig Nygaard
Defense and Security

Public Supports Ending Cuba Embargo

Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

2015 Chicago Council Survey data show that Americans favor lifting the trade embargo on Cuba and believe the changes will benefit both countries.

Cuban flag
Amy Goodman
Public Opinion