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Security’s Ugly Side: How to Uncorrupt the Corrupt

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 4:01 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In an ideal world, Latin America would be able to identify endemic unlimited financial resources which its leaders could draw upon to combat the police corruption that afflicts so many of the region’s nations. However, given the region’s severe ... More >>

Security’s Ugly Side: How to Uncorrupt the Corrupt

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 4:00 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In an ideal world, Latin America would be able to identify endemic unlimited financial resources which its leaders could draw upon to combat the police corruption that afflicts so many of the region’s nations. However, given the region’s severe ... More >>

The Inequality Behind Chile’s Prosperity

Friday, 25 November 2011, 11:30 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Although Chile boasts one of Latin America’s most stable economies, the economic inequality amidst Chile’s growing affluence has been a significant challenge for the well-reputed Andean nation. More >>

Which Candidate will Improve U.S.-Latin American Relations?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 10:32 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The Race for the White House: A Call for a Regionally-based Enlightened Foreign Policy toward Latin America One presidential candidate thinks he has the right stuff to rehabilitate U.S.-Latin American relations. Here's where his plan falls short. ... More >>

Columbian Neo-Paramilitary Gangs and Libyan War

Friday, 18 November 2011, 1:25 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Neo-Paramilitary Gangs Ratchet Up their Threat to Colombian Civil Society and the Long-term Survival of Civic Rectitude in the Public Arena More >>

The Ramos Kidnapping and Violence in Latin America

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 1:33 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The surge of crime throughout Latin America has crashed into the United States’ consciousness with the recently thwarted abduction of baseball star Wilson Ramos, which rocked the American sports world. The young, talented multi-millionaire catcher ... More >>

‘Business as Usual?’ – The UK’s and Latin America in 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011, 12:05 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Last year marked the 200th anniversary of Simón Bolívar’s visit to Britain, during which the revolutionary leader sought support for the independence movement in Latin America. Although the British government initially remained neutral in the ... More >>

Panamanian Corruption Spreads to Land Holdings

Friday, 11 November 2011, 10:21 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

After the approval of the Panamanian free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States on October 12, 2011, President Ricardo Martinelli praised members of the United States Congress who had supported the pact, stating that “through their hard work and ... More >>

Rafael Correa Still Strongest Leader in Ecuador

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 3:13 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In the next twenty months, Rafael Correa’s second and final presidential term that began in 2009, will come to a close. The story of the young and impetuous president who has weathered an attempted coup, endless criticism from a divided but increasingly ... More >>

Examining the Complications between Cartels and Catholicism

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 11:05 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In the 1970s, grassroots movements seeking to instill principles of social justice, freedom for the oppressed, and equity under law through dogma and spirituality spread among Catholic priests, bishops, and laity throughout Latin America. While corrupt ... More >>

Forced Disappearances in Colombia

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 10:09 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

August 30, 2011 marked the International Day of Forced Disappearances, which in Colombia was an opportunity to place this human rights issue at the forefront of the country’s national political debate. A year before, a report released by the Latin American ... More >>

The Rise of Femicide and Women in Drug Trafficking

Saturday, 29 October 2011, 6:18 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The Rise of Femicide and Women in Drug Trafficking While men have predominantly run drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), women have participated in them since the 1920s. Their role may have appeared miniscule compared to that of their male ... More >>

At Washington D.C. Film Premiere of “Leaving La Floresta.”

Friday, 28 October 2011, 2:43 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

On the evening of October 13, 2011, the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) premiered a newly made independent film, “Leaving La Floresta.” The film follows a group of young men who document their journey in Colombia -the home of ... More >>

Chile to Move Ahead with HydroAysén Project

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 4:27 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

On October 6, 2011, a Chilean appeals court lifted a suspension order that will allow the construction of the HidroAysén hydropower project to proceed. The appeals court had ordered the suspension in June after a petition for an injunction was filed by ... More >>

Free Trade’s Not So Free: The Panamanian Case

Monday, 17 October 2011, 3:42 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

When it comes to workers’ rights and high living standards, where’s the beef? Eight years after Panama’s original free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations were carried out, October 12, 2011, witnessed the approval by the Houses with relatively ... More >>

The Wait Is Over: Congress Awards Free Trade Agreements

Saturday, 15 October 2011, 7:06 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As COHA previously reported, the free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama, and particularly Colombia were overwhelmingly approved, but not without controversy by U.S. legislature, as several Democratic lawmakers and labor unions staunchly opposed ... More >>

A Day of Defeat: Colombia Free Trade Agreement Passes

Friday, 14 October 2011, 3:53 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Yesterday, on October 12, 2011, the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), along with similar trade pacts with both Panama and Korea, was passed by both the House and the Senate by a great majority, drawing an end to a five-year struggle to enact the ... More >>

Flow of Chinese Investments Aids Brazil’s Ascendency

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 2:50 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Brazil has been able to avoid a major setback from the global financial crisis, due largely to its burgeoning trade relationship with China. The terms of trade with the Asian nation have been reassessed by the Brazilian administration, especially ... More >>

Blaring Impunity: Assassinations of Honduran Journalists

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, 3:41 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As always, but with an unusual quota of aggression since 2010, freedom of speech and the personal security of Honduran journalists are under permanent attack from groups, gangs, and individuals who launch their strikes under a cloak of anonymity. More >>

Brazil’s Distorted Economy and Fractured Morals

Monday, 10 October 2011, 12:48 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Brazil, which currently holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, recently abstained on a key vote that, had it not gone down in defeat, would have strongly condemned Syria for using lethal force against its own largely unarmed population. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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