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Obama Latin America Policy

Restoring International Relations With Honduras: A Way Forward

Joseph Eldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Eldridge

As president of a politically alienated country, it is imperative that Porfirio Lobo take immediate steps to begin to restore confidence in the Honduran government by promoting reconciliation.

The Only Way Out For Honduras

Adam Isacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Isacson

The amount of international pressure must increase now that Zelaya is back. And it must include absolute clarity that an election held under the coup government's auspices will be considered illegitimate.

Tense Standoff in the Run-Up to Honduran Elections

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The region now wishes to send a strong message that military intervention in domestic politics in this part of the world will never be legitimate.

Another Baby Step on Honduras

Adam Isacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Isacson

To argue about whether the deposition was a coup, whether Manuel Zelaya is a capable leader, or whether this is about Hugo Chávez's influence, misses the point entirely.

Obama Should Change Course and Support Democracy In Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

President Obama is making a big mistake in coddling the dictatorship in Honduras, and putting his administration at odds with the rest of the hemisphere.

Washington's Sad History in Latin America

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

While Obama has passed his first test in Latin America, the coup in Honduras, he still must overcome a sad and addled history of U.S. interventionism in the region.

Obama Should Make A Clean Break With the Past on Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The consensus in Washington is that we have the right to do all kinds of things in Latin American countries that we would never permit here. The new governments there do not agree.