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Obama Latin America

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.

Obama and a New Course in Latin America

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

The everyday violence that marks the life of Latin American countries is a sign that underlying structural problems persist. Handshakes and smiles will not fix this.

Is Obama Isolated in Latin America?

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Obama needs to create his own Latin American working group that engages with its counterparts to the South in a permanent roundtable dialogue where no issues are off the table.

Obama To Trinidad For Summit Of The Americas

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Venturing into an unfamiliar region of the world, President Barack Obama made a splash on a stage of leaders from acro...

Waking up From the Big Sleep in Latin America

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

President Obama is facing multiple crises in Latin America. But for the most part they are not very noticeable to the American public.

Obama Seeks New Relationship With Latin America

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will try to establish a cooperative new relationship with Latin America this week, but U.S. resistance to change on highly symb...

Lula And Obama Meet On Saturday To Discuss Financial Crisis, Regional Politics

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — His meet and greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they ...

All Hail the World's Latest Presidente for Life!

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has long coveted the prize that now puts him in the company of endlessly "election"-holding paragons such as Robert Mugabe, Alexander Lukashenko and Kim Jong-Il.