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World Health Care, Human Rights and Research Memoranda

Friday, 7 October 2011, 10:35 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba Are Changing the World's Conception of Health Care More >>

Race to the Bottom: Maquiladoras, Free Trade, Can of Worms

Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 2:46 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

U.S.-Mexican Relations Lead the Way in the Hemispheric Race to the Bottom: Maquiladoras, Free Trade, and a Can of Worms More >>

China In Search of Energy Security – Chávez Lays Welcome Mat

Monday, 3 October 2011, 11:30 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

President Hugo Chávez has long desired to minimize his country’s economic dependence on the United States, and since China’s huge and growing energy demands have resulted in expanded business with Venezuela, he may very well get his wish. Beijing and Caracas ... More >>

Is Free Trade Good for Colombia

Saturday, 1 October 2011, 7:39 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

________________________________________ Is Free Trade Good for Colombia, and is it Good for the United States? Has the the Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Colombia Reached a Cross Roads? More >>

Cuba’s Domestic Reforms Surge Past Immobilized U.S.

Friday, 30 September 2011, 11:08 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Decades after its inception, the United States maintains its barely modified Cold War embargo against Cuba. It seems unlikely that this blockage—legally engrossed by the 1996 Helms-Burton Act—will be repealed in the near future due to Congressional ... More >>

The Mottled Relationship: Iran and Latin America

Friday, 30 September 2011, 9:45 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Latin America have been fostering closer relationships for more than a decade, working towards building cohesive diplomatic relations and strengthening economic agreements. These ties began with Cuba’s championing of ... More >>

Pumping Petroleum from Hardisty to Houston

Monday, 26 September 2011, 1:43 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Protests over the United States’ potential endorsement of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline have increased, springing the issue into national awareness. While environmentalists argue the dangerous consequences of destructive mining tactics, possible spills and ... More >>

An Economy Blinded by the Sun

Saturday, 24 September 2011, 4:39 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As globalization has carried with it a greater degree of potential for economic integration among different nations, the tiny English-speaking Caribbean states are fighting for their place in an ever-shrinking world. Aside from the potential boon associated ... More >>

COHA September 22nd, 2011 | Research Memorandum 11.3

Friday, 23 September 2011, 5:38 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Demonstrations outside the White House in Washington, D.C. are not uncommon. However, if the average tourist visited the President’s residence between August 19 and September 2, he or she would have encountered especially vocal and defiant protesters. ... More >>

In Paraguay a Familiar Story is Playing Out

Monday, 19 September 2011, 12:13 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In Paraguay, the Ayoreo people are fighting for their very survival. These indigenous people are struggling to save their ancestral home in the Chaco region from cattle companies, farmers and religious sects who are moving into the region and clearing ... More >>

In Paraguay a Familiar Story is Playing Out

Friday, 16 September 2011, 5:14 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In Paraguay, the Ayoreo people are fighting for their very survival. These indigenous people are struggling to save their ancestral home in the Chaco region from cattle companies, farmers, and religious sects who are moving into the region and clearing ... More >>

Brazil’s Real(ly) Big Problem

Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 10:45 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Washington’s Hard-Driven War

Saturday, 10 September 2011, 4:40 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

The More or Less Daily Nugget: Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Washington’s Hard-Driven “War on Terror” and Its Persistent Demand for Full-Throated Latin American Participation More >>

Central American Migrants in Mexico: Black Hole of Violence

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 4:13 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Every year, 500,000 Central Americans pass through Mexico on an invariably dangerous journey to the United States in search of better opportunities, but it is unknown how many reach their intended destination. More >>

Residential Schools: Canada’s Inglorious Educational Past

Thursday, 1 September 2011, 2:44 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Critics claim that Canada’s residential schools were part of a cultural raid designed to replace aboriginal culture and heritage with European values. Many of these schools have a severe negative impact on native people who suffered rampant sexual and physical ... More >>

Haiti Leadership Crisis and New President

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 3:14 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Amidst a painstakingly difficult recovery from the January 2010 earthquake, Haiti still struggles to forge a definitive path toward true economic stability and an acceptable standard of living for its citizens. Seven months after its November 2010 ... More >>

Endgame for Brazil’s role in MINUSTAH?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:52 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Brazil’s leadership in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) may be coming to its end. The newly-appointed defense minister, Celso Amorin (most recently he served as foreign affairs minister from 2003 to 2011) recently declared ... More >>

Obama Whitehouse Whitewashes Panama’s Fatal Flaws

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:43 am | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Research Memorandum 11.3. Obama Whitehouse Whitewashes Panama’s Fatal Flaws to Champion Its Misbegotten Free Trade Agreement. The pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Panama, also known as the Panama Trade Promotion Agreement ... More >>

The U.S. Whitewashes Panama’s Fatal Flaws to Champion FTA

Friday, 26 August 2011, 12:38 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Panama’s notoriously corrupt judiciary and political backdoor dealings make the U.S.-Panama FTA a most problematic transaction. This FTA is yet another example of catering to big business interests abroad; indeed, it creates few benefits for the ... More >>

Para-Business Gone Bananas: Chiquita Brands in Colombia

Friday, 19 August 2011, 6:09 pm | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

In March 2007 in a U.S. District Court, Chiquita Brands International pled guilty to one count of “Engaging in Transactions with a Specially-Designated Global Terrorist.” The banana giant confessed to paying the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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