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United States, Venezuela and UNASUR: 4 Questions

Paz Zarate | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Paz Zarate

The practical effects of the U.S. sanctions for the seven Venezuelan officials concerned are minimal. The impasse between Washington and Caracas will eventually be solved. But the final and most important question remains unanswered...

Roque Planas

South American Governments Slam Obama Over Venezuela Sanctions | Roque Planas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices

South America's governments aren’t pleased with the Obama administration’s recent characterization of Venezuela as a “national security threat....

Unasur and Venezuela

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Unasur's meeting today in Chile, a country where protests and democracy seem to coexist quite productively, will tell us a lot about how far South Americans are or are not willing to go in talking to one another about matters traditionally considered to be sovereign.

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

Chavez's Controversial Stance Could Have Huge Implications For Venezuela

AP | By IAN JAMES | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that his government should pull out of a World Bank-affiliated arbitration body and...

WikiLeaks: Fissures Over South American Left Integration

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

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.

Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is clear that any information which sheds light on U.S. "diplomacy" is more than useful. It has the potential to help save millions of human lives.

Kirchner Rescued Argentina's Economy, Helped Unite South America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The sudden death of Néstor Kirchner today is a great loss not only to Argentina but to the region and the world. Kirchner took office as president in...

Attempted Coup in Ecuador Fails, But Threat Remains

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

In June of last year, when the Honduran military overthrew the social democratic government of Manuel Zelaya, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador took ...

Ecuador's Coup That Wasn't

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito after being held for over twelve hours by several hundred officers from the national police force.