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US Policy in Latin America

Denying Visas to Cuban Scholars Cripples Obama's Policy of Engagement

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Despite the stalemate in relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments, President Barack Obama deserves credit for deepening relations between the ...

Working the Dark Side

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Ten years ago, photos of the crucifixion -- and worse -- were released to the American public. The media still call it "the Abu Ghraib scandal," as th...

Proponents, Dynamics, and Challenges of Cuba's Migration Reform

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Cuba is changing because the political context of the island has changed with the retirement of Fidel Castro. There is a virtuous cycle in which less vertical relationships between the citizens and the state are emerging. These new types of links are the result of new attitudes among the population, but also of changes in several official policies.

As Latin America Changes, Will the U.S. Policy Debate?

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Latin America is at its most divided, ideologically and in its economic trajectories. Do we have the intellectual tools and framework to deal with it?

Mass Graves and Alleged Extrajudicial Executions in the Macarena, Colombia

Kelly Nicholls | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly Nicholls

On July 22 around 800 people came to the Macarena to tell an international delegation from the U.S. and Europe of the abuses they have suffered, many allegedly at the hands of the armed forces.

Haiti: Public Relations War and Historical Symbolism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

With both Chavez and the U.S. looking to reverse their political fortunes in Latin America, could Haiti become the setting for geopolitical tensions?

Human Rights in Colombia: Rep. Jim McGovern (D)

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

According to Jim McGovern, the promotion of a culture and practice of human rights in Colombia is essential for achieving security and laying the foundation for lasting peace.

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.

Honduras: Term Limits When Governments Benefit People

Nelson P. Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nelson P. Valdes

Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.

Letter From Nicaragua: As Elections Approach, What'll It Be -- Lula or Hugo?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

What the United States needs to do under the Obama administration is, first off, pay more attention and engage not just with Nicaragua but to Latin America in general.