President Martelly must recognize that the future prosperity of the Haitian people will not come from an association with the world's despots but with the hard work of fighting corruption, creating opportunities and educating his people.
Though U.S. diplomats would like to make alarmist claims about Iran's footprint in Central America, the evidence is pretty thin. That won't stop hyperbolic statements from the Republicans and others, however, who still regard Nicaragua as a virtual U.S. enclave.
Nicaragua, historically one of the most unstable countries in a region not known for its stability, appears to have given up its fight. In a season of political activism, Nicaragua's fraudulent election has shone for its silence -- and acquiescence.
On October 20th President Hugo Chavez declared himself free of cancer, however reports filtering out of Venezuela tell a different story regarding the physical condition of the bombastic president.
Since 9/11 (and long before, actually), the world and our nation have been obsessed with a collective hatred of individuals who threaten our ways of l...
Occupy Wall Street protesters are now on a high and are set to take their movement to the next level. Take, for example, the radical notion of amending the Constitution to address protesters' demands.
In a democracy, it is the people who need to have the power, not just the rich and powerful. Let us hope that Americans learn that their rights are very tenuous and need to be protected, rather than simply taken for granted.
Even during the darkest days of the Bush administration, Venezuela made efforts to mend relations with Washington.
As the political relationship deteriorated between the Bush administration and Chávez, so, too, did collaboration on the U.S.-sponsored drug war.
Underscoring the highly sensitive political environment in Venezuela, U.S. diplomats alerted Washington in 2008 to an odd incident which had occurred at the Caracas airport.
It's a bit difficult to stay on top of all the U.S. diplomatic correspondence between various American embassies in Latin America. In an effort to stay afloat, I decided to sift through many of these Wikileak cables, taking note of intriguing, incendiary or just plain odd documents.
In an effort to stay on the good side of most all countries, Brazil is reluctant to offend those nations in its immediate neighborhood. WikiLeaks documents suggest that, for now, Brazil and the U.S. are somewhat ambiguous diplomatic partners.
Apparently, there is something in Chomsky's DNA that prevents him from discussing Latin America outside the context of U.S. imperialism. Thus, everything that transpires politically in the region must be compared with Washington's actions.
At long last, the meeting between Chomsky and Chávez took place in 2009 when Chomsky traveled to Caracas. In a video posted to YouTube, Chomsky looks a little awkward and uncomfortable as he stands next to Chávez.
Behind all of the lofty rhetoric and idealism, serious fissures remain within South America's leftist movement, both within individual countries and within the larger regional milieu.
Several terms refer to the same ethnic group and have produced what I call "happy talk," which contains economic and demographic truths but not proportional political or social clout.