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US Latin America Policy

Obama's Executive Action Helps Some, But Ignores Root Causes of Latin and Central American Immigration

Laura Weiss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Laura Weiss

Perhaps the reason no one can pass a solid immigration reform bill is because the conditions that motivate the immigration are so poorly understood. The mainstream discourse surrounding immigration today is entirely misguided.

The Death of Strategy

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Julia E. Sweig

I've long resisted the facile argument that there is a fundamental divide in Latin America -- left/right, vegetarian/carnivore, illiberal/liberal, etc. The pairings sometimes offer an easily digestible soundbite, but they reinforce tendentiousness of rhetoric, argument, politics and policies.

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.

Handling Dissent in the OAS: Can Hillary Clinton Negotiate Honduras' Return?

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

A negotiated compromise at this week's meeting of the OAS could point a way forward to allow member states to vote for the reintegration of Honduras, barred from the group last year after what some governments called a coup.

Moving U.S. Policy Beyond Hemispheric Crises

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

For all its heart-wrenching tragedy, Haiti is an opportunity to forge a broader hemispheric coalition and agenda in a way we failed in Honduras.

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.

The United States and Bolivia: A New Beginning?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

With Obama's policy towards Venezuela and Cuba pretty much decided, Bolivia is left as a government in the region where the hostility of the Bush administration could be quickly reversed.

Iran's Offensive in Latin America: The Chicago Connection

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Tuesday morning, the Honorable Eyal Sela, Israel's Ambassador to Ecuador, held a roundtable discussion about Iran's growing influence in Latin America.

McCain and Obama Ignore Abuses in Colombia and Mexico

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

McCain and Obama's failure to denounce the atrocities committed by the governments of Colombia and Mexico may signal that neither will be the "change" candidate when it comes to U.S. policy in Latin America.