Latin America

A Political-Economic Conflict Seminar and Panel

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Latin America has experienced remarkable growth, dramatic economic down-turns and political transformations, both good and bad. Many states will be struggling with COVID and its aftermath for some time to come.

Some parts of Central and South America are emerging as major players on the global economic stage, while others are resisting this historical transformation. Failure to reform assures the continuation of internal instability. The increased immigration and the proliferation of global terrorism has also provided opportunities for influence from countries such as Russia, China and Iran, whose aspirations are often incompatible with U.S. national and international security interests.



This one-day program is broadcast live from the Capitol Hill Club and streamed via YouTube (or other available platforms) to military bases and personnel around the world. The program will feature a minimum of four presentations in the morning followed by an open panel discussion in the afternoon. Questions from the attendees will be fielded by the program moderator via “chat.”



  • Central and South America in Transition: Uncertainty and Shifting Coalitions
  • Not So Distant Neighbors: Mexico and Central America
  • The Emerging Criminal-Terror Nexus in Latin America
  • Brazil’s Political and Economic Challenges in 2021 and Beyond
  • Foreign Direct Investment, Development, and Globalization in Latin America
  • The Varied Politics and Ideology of Latin America: Left, Right and Center
  • China, North Korea, and Iran in Latin America: Why We Should Care
  • The Politics of Border Security
  • Venezuela: After the Post-Chavez Meltdown
  • Cuba, China, and the Caribbean
  • Economic Opportunities and Security Challenges in Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean


Excellent course, provided me some valuable insight into important issues. I leave here better equipped as a leader.

H. Hutchison, Air Force

Felt like “Neo” in the Matrix—mass influx of expert information in a concise and rapid-fire format. Awesome!

J.P., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar May 2015

Truly outstanding insight/superior historical background and great stories born throughout scars of experience; I attended National War College and they are known for great speakers/first-hand experience - yours were better. Huge thanks; extremely well done!

M. Weaver, Wright Patterson Airforce Base

Without a doubt the best seminar/training program I have ever experienced during 40 years in federal service. I would take this course once a quarter if possible and have all my people do so also.

USCG Attendee, White House Workshop • September, 2014

The speakers were excellent & the seminar was well-organized. I would definitely attend a future Alan Freed event.

S.F., Department of Homeland Security • Global Security Seminar February 2017