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September 6, 2016

Iran
Obama: See No Evil, See No Enemies

Two almost simultaneous events in recent days have shed even more light on the Obama administration’s treatment of America’s enemies. In Cuba, a Marxist, pro-Russian, anti-American tyranny, the ad…

May 16, 2016

Nicaragua
Nicaragua and the Russians--Again

According to USAID, "with a per capita income of $1,239 in 2011, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere." Moreover, "the average number of years of schooling in Nicaragua i…

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

December 19, 2014

United States
Panama Twenty-Five Years Later

December 20 marks the 25th anniversary of Operation Just Cause, better remembered as the U.S. invasion of Panama. Set off by the death of an off-duty Marine lieutenant by Panamanian security forces, …

March 13, 2014

Americas
Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador This Year’s Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a seco…

July 14, 2011

China
Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

An elderly Guatemalan woman rests before leaving Bolivia from Santa Cruz (David Mercado/Courtesy Reuters). For those of you that haven’t seen this yet -- the Economist’s Americas editor Michael Reid…

May 4, 2011

Defense and Security
US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washing…

February 1, 2008

United States
Financial-Statecraft.jpg Financial Statecraft

Teaching Notes on Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and co-author Robert E. Litan.