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Americas Quarterly - Right Center BiasRIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Launched in 2007, Americas Quarterly (AQ) in their own words “is the leading publication dedicated to politics, business, and culture in the Americas”  The Americas Society, together with Council of the Americas, (AS/COA) produces the publication Americas Quarterly. They state their goal as “promoting free trade, democracy and open markets throughout the Americas. This includes Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as South America.” Susan Segal is the publisher and the President and CEO of AS/COA. Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly magazine and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Brasilwire.com describes Americas Quarterly as “Beyond its connections to US Government, holding a yearly event at the State Department itself, publisher of Americas Quarterly, AS/COA (Americas Society / Council of the Americas) is home not only to the major banks, extractive corporations and tech giants, but also the main platforms with which to propagandize on Latin America in the interests of its patrons, such as Bloomberg.”

In review, Americas Quarterly utilizes loaded language in their headlines such as: “The Summit of the Unpopular and the Lame Ducks”. In the body of the article the language is emotionally loaded as well: “Adding to the sensation that this summit will offer little in the way of substance is the fact that several marquee attendees will soon be lame ducks. The leaders of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, the three most populous countries in Latin America, are in the final stretch of their terms.”

When reporting on other Latin America countries, they utilize local sources related to the specific country such as when their article or analysis is about Costa Rica, they use larepublica.net or nacion.com as their source, which we have not rated for credibility.

When it comes to US politics they source thoroughly utilizing credible sources such as The New Yorker, Huff Post, NY Times, Bloomberg, BBC, and Reuters.  Politically, AQ is pro-free markets and free trade as well as somewhat pro-Trump: “The Truth About Trump and Latin America There’s far more sympathy for Trump’s worldview than you might think, writes AQ’s editor in chief.”

Overall, we rate Americas Quarterly (AQ) Right-Center biased due to word choices that favor the right and highly factual due to credible sourcing. (M. Huitsing 4/5/2018)

Source: http://www.americasquarterly.org/

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