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Obama Latin America

Spirit of the Southwest: The San Antonio Spurs and the Immigrant Future of America

Daniel Pena | Posted 08.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Like the city of San Antonio itself, the Spurs were built by immigrants one brick at a time and meant to last. As America itself changes, I can't help but wonder if, in these Finals, we're getting a juxtaposition of the old America with the new.

Obama's Speech, Latin America, and the World as It Should Be

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

There's much in Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point that resonates for those who would like to see a just foreign policy towards Latin America.

Latin America and the Transatlantic Link

Martín Santiváñez | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Martín Santiváñez

If we want to build a Trans-Atlantic power base, we have to seek interlocutors who speak the language of democratic reasonableness, rather than radical or Messianic ideologies which distort people's view of reality.

It Takes Two to Trade

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

The next four years provide dramatic opportunities for trade liberalization across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Barack Obama will use those opportunities to build a durable bipartisan consensus on trade. Mitt Romney won't.

Romney's Empty Latin Trade Promises

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

Mitt Romney says that he wants more trade with Latin America. How? By negotiating new trade agreements in the region. With which countries, exactly? He doesn't say, and frankly it's difficult to name a likely candidate.

Summit of the Americas: Despite Political Arguments We Are Getting Closer As A Hemisphere

Stephen Keppel | Posted 06.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephen Keppel

Despite some of the lingering political divisions, which often make the most news, we are getting closer as a hemisphere. The US is becoming more Latino and Latin America is becoming more developed.

President Obama: 'For The Americas, This Is A Moment Of Great Promise'

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama stressed on Saturday the "great promise" for business growth in the Americas, ...

Behind-The-Scenes White House PHOTOS: South America Trip, Street Hockey, Babies & More!

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 06.14.2011 | Style

Oh me, oh my! The First Couple had a busy March -- thankfully Pete Souza and the gang were there to capture it all, from Barack posing with so man...

No Community Left Behind? HIV and AIDS in Latin America

David Weiss | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
David Weiss

Despite the great strides many countries have made, inequalities are still evident across the region. Nowhere is this more evident than in access to health care.

Obama's Latin America Trip: It's Not Like He Went to Cancun

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Conservative critics have had a field day criticizing President Barack Obama's trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador this week. Besides revealing a troubling -- even offensive -- stereotype and disregard of the region, they are also wrong.

Obama Is in Latin America, in Case You Missed It

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mario Solis-Marich

Never has the historical misdirection of America's decades-entrenched foreign policy been seen in such focus as it was this week.

We Are All Americans, but Not Enough of Us Know That

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Father Alberto Cutié

As someone who is proud to have been born an American citizen, with a Latino background, I was very pleased to hear the president of the United States...

Obama Calls For 'New Era Of Partnership' With Latin America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SANTIAGO (By Matt Spetalnick and Simon Gardner) - President Barack Obama called on Monday for a "new era of partnership" with Latin America as he ackn...

Why South of the Border Matters North of the Border

Rick Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Sanchez

President Obama, by going to Latin America this past week, you showed the region -- and Latinos here at home -- that we matter. Thank you for doing the right thing.

Obama's Travel: Opportunities in a Changing Americas

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

With a sluggish recovery at home and Latin America increasingly looking to China to diversify economic and political ties, now is the time for the U.S. to show it is a willing partner that takes the region's concerns seriously.

Obama's Latin America Trip: Unlocking Hemispheric Partnerships

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Segal

This trip has the potential to show our neighbors that we can build a partnership based on mutual respect that will endure because it is in the best interest of all parties.

E=MC2 or Washington's Latin American Equation

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

Three imports shape US foreign policy towards Latin America: Energy, Migration, Cocaine and the Criminality that too often goes with drugs.

International Campaign Around Venezuela's Elections Has Begun

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela has an election for its National Assembly in September, and the campaign has begun in earnest. I am referring to the international campaign....

Independent Latin America Forms Its Own Organization

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Latin America took another historic step forward this week with the creation of a new regional organization of 32 Latin American and Caribbean countri...

Stakes Rise for the United States in Honduras

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

At the end of October, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the unprecedented overturning of a coup through dialogue. That assessment has now proved naïve.

Putting the Honduras Debate in Perspective

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

The new US authorities understand that the United States no longer has the means to exert quick control in such countries as Honduras, and that trying to do so could undermine more promising multilateral avenues for achieving US objectives.

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.

The Other 9/11 Has Returned to Stalk Latin America

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

When left-wingers like Honduran President Zelaya try to repeal term limits, they are described as "dictators" yet when right-wingers like Columbia's President Uribe do exactly the same thing, the same people applaud him as "brilliant."

Vulture Funds Lobby Against Argentina, Trying To Use the U.S. Congress In Public Relations Campaign

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Eric Massa, a freshman Democratic Representative from Corning in the state of New York, has introduced legislation on May 20 that would seek to punish Argentina by, among other things, denying the country access to U.S. capital markets.