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Elliott Abrams for Deputy Secretary of State, a Rude Shock

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:59 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

With the Trump Administration sponsoring what has been described as one of the most controversial cabinets in contemporary U.S. history, it is critical for those who are interested in such political concerns to not only look at those at the highest ... More >>

U.S. Ends “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 1:09 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

On January 12, with less than ten days left in his presidency, President Barack Obama announced the ending of the Clinton Administration’s ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ policy, effectively removing this unique Cuban exemption from Washington’s standard immigration ... More >>

Obama's Executive Against Venezuela

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:42 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Obama's Executive Against Venezuela and the VII Summit of the Americas, Cuba Calling...But Are We Listening? More >>

S. America: Polar Ideologies Surface Due to Tempered Growth

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 9:36 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

• Global risk aversion, primarily stemming from uncertainty surrounding the Eurozone recession, has reduced commodity demand from Asia as well as capital outflows, which has moderated growth in South America. • • While Colombia’s response to slowed ... More >>

Yes We Could: The Obama Administration And Latin America

Friday, 14 September 2012, 4:28 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As President Barack Obama made the case for reelection last week at the Democratic National Convention, he launched himself as a calculated defender of Washington’s foreign policy interests who has grudgingly won international respect. More >>

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade at What Costs?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 2:08 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The United States and eight other Asia-Pacific nations are engaged in top secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), hailed by the White House as a 21st century trade agreement. Although the pact will significantly benefit regional ... More >>

Catholicism Condems Chileans to AIDS Epidemic

Friday, 10 August 2012, 3:36 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Catholicism Condems Chileans to AIDS Epidemic In light of the XIX International AIDS Conference that recently took place in Washington D.C., this article discusses the challenges that Chile faces to establishing equitable treatment of HIV/AIDS carriers. ... More >>

Belo Monte Dam: Not Just a Threat to the Environment

Friday, 27 July 2012, 3:29 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Located in the Brazilian state of Pará, the Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam that Brazilian government is constructing along the Xingu River. Once completed, it will be among the three largest dams in the world. This project demands the attention ... More >>

Dangers of Hemisphere Operating Without IACHR Guidence

Friday, 27 July 2012, 3:27 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In this release... The Dangers of the Hemisphere Operating Without the IACHR’s Guidance In a recent gathering of the Organization of American States (OAS), a group of Latin American leaders, including Bolivian President Evo Morales, expressed their ... More >>

The Revolution in Danger of Biting Itself

Saturday, 21 July 2012, 4:48 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Promises of social equality, economic parity, and sustainable growth allowed President Evo Morales to ascend to power in Bolivia. However, Morales has largely failed to keep these promises, resulting in continued social instability. This article discusses ... More >>

Peace Over Profit

Saturday, 14 July 2012, 3:15 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In a June 25 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Argentina’s favor to unfreeze over $100 million USD in Argentine assets shored up in the New York Federal Deposit Bank and claimed by Elliott Associates and Dart Management during lawsuits surrounding ... More >>

En Route to a Failed State: Paraguayan Legal System

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 12:44 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

En Route to a Failed State: Corruption in the Paraguayan Legal System, the Illicit Market, and Transnational Security More >>

The Mexican Debates: New Perspectives, Same Electoral Result

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 11:33 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

When the debates held by the Federal Electoral Institute were widely seen as insufficient, student-led movement YoSoy132 organized its own debate. In the YouTube-aired debate, students were able to ask questions of the presidential candidates and also voice ... More >>

Transparency Needed in Sao Paulo Construction Project

Monday, 2 July 2012, 9:53 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

With the highest GDP in Brazil, the state of São Paulo still faces many challenges in terms of improving its infrastructure to support its economic growth. São Paulo's Governor, Geraldo Alckmin, recently visited Washington D.C to secure a 1.5 billion ... More >>

Paraguay's Nascent Occupy Movement Cut Short

Saturday, 23 June 2012, 2:25 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo faces impeachment after violence in the country's rural interior last Friday left 11 farmers and six policemen dead. The violence comes as a result of ongoing conflict between landless peasants and landed elites, an issue ... More >>

Falkland Islanders Fight for Their Sovereignty

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 10:58 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The people of the Falkland Islands have finally begun to speak out against the dispute over their sovereignty. International discourse has historically been dominated by Argentina and the United Kingdom. Roger Edwards and Michael Simmons of the Falkland ... More >>

Death in Miskitia Land and the Search for Justice

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 4:24 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In this release... Death in Miskitia Land and the Search for Justice The recent publication of non-governmental human rights investigations of the May 11, 2012 botched Honduran--DEA anti-narcotics operation in the Miskitia draws attention to the plight ... More >>

The U.S. Embargo Against Cuba: A Celebration To Lament

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:17 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In this release... The U.S. Embargo Against Cuba: A Celebration To Lament Washington's Sterile Havana Strategy More >>

Pope Benedict XVI's Cuban Pilgrimage

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 4:23 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In this release... Pope Benedict XVI's Cuban Pilgrimage & the Suppression of the Ladies in White Pope Benedict XVI looked to reestablish the vitality of the Catholic faith during his recent visit to Cuba – a trip that was profoundly affected by ... More >>

U.S. Facing Bold New Calls for "Drug War" Alternatives

Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 4:20 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Washington is facing renewed calls to innovate policy its drug policy. For years, a number of former heads of state in the region have called for the United States to examine its War on Drugs and consider some more unconventional tactics of fighting ... More >>

 

 

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