Andrés Martínez-Fernández

Andrés Martínez-Fernández

Senior Policy Analyst, Latin America, Allison Center for National Security

Andres Martinez-Fernandez is a Senior Policy Analyst in Heritage’s Allison Center for National Security.

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Andrés Martínez-Fernández is the Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for National Security. In this role, he leads The Heritage Foundation’s work on U.S. policy toward Latin America, conducting research and engaging audiences on topics such as economic development, foreign aid, transnational organized crime, and the malign activities of Communist China and other extra-regional actors. 

Before joining Heritage, Andrés was an analyst at a leading global market intelligence firm, where he advised top executives from multinational companies on political and macroeconomic risks in Latin America.

Prior to that, he was a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute where he authored numerous reports and publications on U.S. sanctions in Venezuela, transnational organized crime in Mexico and Colombia, and other U.S.-Latin America policy issues. He has also worked as a consultant to the Organization of American States and political groups in Latin America.

He has published in Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, World Politics Review, The Hill, RealClearWorld, The National Interest, and Americas Quarterly.

Andrés received his master’s degree in Latin America Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and his bachelor’s degree in History from Florida International University.