Historic FBI shenanigans committed against Native Americans are well known. But WikiLeaks documents now reveal that the they have their sights set on indigenous peoples farther afield as well.
American diplomats view Latin American leaders as naïve vassals who need to be controlled in the event that they get out of line? Not much has changed in the last hundred years.
Reading the WikiLeaks cables, it is clear that Brazilian officials are exceedingly fixated on their image. They also want to demonstrate that their country stands for political stability.
In Oliver Stone's recent documentary South of the Border, leftist regimes in Latin America are depicted rather idealistically. In country after coun...
When I lived in Venezuela, I was inundated with polar opposite media coverage. State-controlled media lauded President Chavez's accomplishments while ...
While it's no secret that the Bush and Obama administrations have sought to isolate the so-called "Pink Tide" of leftist regimes in South America, the WikiLeaks documents give us some interesting insights.
In styles more reminiscent of soap operas than official statements, ALBA nations lashed out at conference participants of one of literally thousands of conferences in Washington every year.
It is in the interest of both Colombia and the U.S. that a Venezuelan drug kingpin be tried for his alleged crimes in New York. The information he could provide would be invaluable in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking.
What role might Brazil seek on the world stage? Brazilian politicians have traditionally not emphasized foreign policy, but as I watched the presidential debate in Rio, I was still struck by its utter lack of discussion.
The Obama administration should emphasize that the Bolivian government must stamp out all forms of racism and discrimination in ways that respect fundamental tenets of liberal democracy such as free speech.
There is no democracy, unless there is dissent and that dissent can be overtly expressed. It obfuscates one's mind to see how heads of states, democra...
Venezuela has allied itself to such throwbacks as Russia, China, and even Iran. These alliances have made a muddle out of Chávez's politics and led the leader into taking morally objectionable stands.
Roughly a year ago in Nicaragua a document surfaced, entitled "Revolutionary Brotherhood -- 21st Century Socialism." This document is purported to have been authored by the FSLN following a meeting with Hugo Chavez.
We need to prevent Venezuela from upsetting the balance of the Latin American nuclear weapon free zone and punching yet another hole in an already weather-beaten global nonproliferation framework.
Washington should continue to support President Lobo's attempt to bring the country out of the crisis, the Obama Administration should insist that whatever action taken remain within the bounds of Honduras's constitution.
Venezuelan Election Not All That Surprising nor Game-Changing Yesterday's election for 165 representatives in the National Assembly is significant bu...