Glenn Ojeda Vega

Glenn Ojeda Vega is a business development and international policy professional working with a data analytics firm based in Washington DC. He is also a member of the Boren Forum Board of Directors. Ojeda Vega earned his BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his master's in international relations from the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.

Can Colombia’s Former President Get a Fair Trial?

Sep 03, 2020

On Tuesday, August 4, via a short and unassuming tweet, the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez, informed the world that he was placed under house arrest. The news sent shockwaves throughout South America’s political circles and sparked protests across Colombia. Uribe’s house arrest order, issued by the supreme...

Will Paraguay’s President Abdo Benitez Redeem His Name?

Jul 07, 2020

Paraguay’s current president, Mario Abdo Benitez, was elected in April 2018. When he was sworn into office in August that year, it represented a second consecutive five-year term in power for the conservative Colorado Party, following the right-wing presidency of Horacio Cartes. At 48, Abdo Benitez is one of the...

Fintech: Embracing the Digital Age in the Time of Social Distancing

Apr 28, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has become a make-it-or-break-it moment for many businesses, particularly startups and industry disruptors. With market forces and rules being reshaped daily at lightning speed, large swaths of the world have been forced to adopt technology and embrace the digital age in order to keep the lights...

Uruguay Turns Its Leftist Page

Apr 20, 2020

In November 2019, Luis Lacalle Pou was elected president of Uruguay after defeating the ruling party candidate and former Montevideo mayor, Daniel Martinez, in the second round. President Lacalle Pou’s inauguration in March marked the end of a decade and a half of executive leadership by members of Uruguay’s left-wing...

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Be a Wake-Up Call for Honduras’ Political Class?

Apr 06, 2020

The countries in Central America’s Northern Triangle — Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — do not have the public health infrastructure necessary to overcome the challenges of a pandemic. That is why these countries, which are used to seeing significant migratory transit, quickly shut their borders as the COVID-19 contagion...

Chinese Ambitions for Latin America: What’s the Trade-Off?

Mar 18, 2020

As the global COVID-19 pandemic engulfs the world, the grand strategy of revisionist powers will either falter or accelerate. At the dawn of the post-coronavirus world — whenever it might come — the Chinese Communist Party will push forward with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which will threaten to...

Better Insurance Can Build Economic Resiliency in Latin America

Mar 10, 2020

At a time when commodity markets are slowing down, when China and the United States are quarreling to reshape global supply chains to their benefit, with climate change adversely affecting emerging markets and the coronavirus outbreak threatening business continuity worldwide, Latin American economies need to focus on fostering economic dynamism...

For Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s Economy Is a Key to Staying in Power

Feb 10, 2020

Last October, Ecuador witnessed some of the largest mass protests in its modern history. Concentrated mainly in the capital city of Quito and, less intensely, in Guayaquil, Cuenca and Portoviejo, the protests ignited on October 3, when President Lenin Moreno’s government announced the elimination of long-standing fuel subsidies for gasoline...

Ivan Duque’s Difficult First Year in Office

Jan 09, 2020

According to a recent poll conducted by Invamer, Colombia’s president Ivan Duque is facing a historically low popularity after little over a year in office. The announcement followed months of continued struggles for Alvaro Uribe’s protégé, which include (but are not limited to) his legislative initiatives being blocked by the...

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