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Summit of the Americas

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

It's rare for politicians from these two countries to stray from the narratives of suspicion and intransigence that have prevented productive collaboration for over half a century. Yet that's just what has happened in the last few weeks.

Questions for Dilma 2.0

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Now that both presidents have more conservative congresses with which to contend, what is the realistic scope of a refreshed bilateral agenda, and how will Brazil help to advance it?

Hypocrisy and The Right to Travel to Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 11.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The case of staffers for Senator Rubio and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen travelling to China on a trip hosted by the Chinese communist party-state is a painful example of hypocrisy.

Putin in Havana, America at the Movies

Sarah Stephens | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

When Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Havana this week to build closer ties with Cuba's senior leadership, it begged the question, "Haven't we seen this movie before?"

A Strategic Approach to Hemispheric Trade

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Eric Farnsworth

The real gains from trade for the United States would come from more fully integrating economies, which produce things together in a seamless supply chain for each other and for third countries.

Wanted -- A New Cuba Policy

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Havana still rejects the principle of far-reaching political change as a precondition for scrapping the embargo. There's no reason to expect a change of heart, particularly because other major economic powers' willingness to trade with and invest in Cuba has made the American boycott less painful.

U.S. Hegemony in Latin America

Renee Parsons | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

While the 'misconduct' of Secret Service agents with prostitutes in Colombia is a significant, if titillating scandal, most media reports have missed the tectonic political shift that surfaced at the recent Summit of the Americas meeting.

Sex Just A Part Of Life In Cartagena, Colombia

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Days after U.S. Secret Service agents were sent home over allegations of hard-partying and bringing prostitutes to their hotel,...

Jason Cherkis

Secret Service Scandal Investigation Involves Brother Of GOP Senate Candidate | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Former agent and current Maryland Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Bongino spoke out Monday about his former colleagues at the currently scand...

Summit of the Americas -- Flashback and Fast Forward

Sarah Stephens | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Sarah Stephens

With President Obama attending the 2012 Summit of the Americas, we have to ask this: Who benefits from his decision to continue a Bush-era policy of coaxing Cuban doctors to leave their medical missions and defect to the United States?

WATCH: Shakira Messes Up Words To Colombia's National Anthem

Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices

A lot of singers have messed up the words to the national anthem. It has happened to Cristina Aguilera. And to Cyndi Lauper. And now, it has happened ...

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.

America's Missed Opportunities in Latin America

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Latin America presents enormous opportunities for the U.S. in terms of economic and political cooperation, but we continue to squander these opportunities as we squabble among ourselves over issues like immigration and drug policies.

Secret Service Revokes Agents' Top Security Clearance Following Prostitution Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Monday it revoked the top sec...

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton Dances

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was photographed mid-dance move over the weekend, having a good time at the same club in Cartegena, Colombia at whi...

Obama Speaks For First Time About Secret Service Prostitution Allegations

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday...

Obama Praises Controversial Free Trade Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Exposing a rift with Israel, President Barack Obama on Sunday insisted that the United States has not "given anything away...

Close, But No Cuba

AP | FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Though physically absent, Cuba cast a big shadow over this Caribbean port at a summit of 30 Western Hemisphere leaders tha...

Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Deepens

AP | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents deepened Saturday as 11 agents were placed on leave, an...

The United States Needs America More Than Ever

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Gutierrez

When you say "America" everywhere else in the world, the word makes unequivocal reference to the whole concept: including North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, and the adjacent islands.

Obama Pledges Immigration Reform Early In 2nd Term

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices

CARTAGENA, Colombia — In his most specific pledge yet to U.S. Hispanics, President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek to tackle immigratio...

Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

Amanda Klasing | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Amanda Klasing

Several weeks ago, I was in Cartagena speaking with women who have suffered unspeakable acts of violence mere miles from where the region's heads of state will gather in lavish style.

Shakira To Meet With President Obama

Posted 04.13.2012 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama is heading to Cartagena, Colombia to meet with 33 presidents and heads of state in the Summit of the Americas. And one importa...

Leaders at the Summit of the Americas: Protect Your Human Rights Defenders

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Defenders say the most important action the state can take is investigate and prosecute the attacks against them. Yet most murders of defenders, and nearly all death threats, remain in impunity.

The Latin American Spring

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Eric Farnsworth

The pope's visit to Mexico and Cuba beginning Friday will kick off a period of intensive focus on Latin America. As the spotlight shines on the region, it will illuminate both the dramatic progress that has been made, as well as the progress that remains to be made.