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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, 2015

Cuba
Cuban Political Prisoners Measure the Impact of Obama’s Cuba Policy

This past week marked the anniversary of President Obama’s new Cuba policy. That policy is failing to produce any human rights improvements in Cuba. So this week, 126 Cuban former political prisoner…

June 30, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Economic Divide

Mexico’s national GDP numbers remain lackluster. In 2014, the country grew 2.1 percent, and forecasts for 2015 predict a modest 3 percent increase. Yet these numbers mask the great diversity within a…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

June 13, 2012

Education
Obama, Romney, and Immigration: The Indefensible Status Quo

No one expects any congressional action this year, or probably anytime soon after that, to end the enormous waste of the current immigration system. But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the l…

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush shakes hands with then-U.S. Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio in Coral Gables, Florida in November 2010 (Hans Deryk/Courtesy Reuters).

November 16, 2012

Cuba
Alan Gross, Vilma Castro, and America’s Cuba Policy

Alan Gross is a former USAID contractor who has been in a Cuban jail since December 3, 2009.  The most recent reports are that he has lost 105 pounds while in prison, and may well be suffering from u…

February 4, 2013

Cuba
Another Phony Election in Cuba

Democracy may be spreading in large parts of the world and with it genuine, contested elections--but not in Cuba. Cubans "voted" again yesterday for the Cuban "National Assembly," if one uses such t…

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

A protestor holds a national flag while standing in front of a fire during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

February 14, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Murder Rate Plateaus

Last week the Trans-Border Institute’s Justice in Mexico Project released their fourth special report on drug violence in Mexico. These reports (see the 2010, 2011, and 2012 ones too) provide some of…

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November 20, 2017

Climate Change
The Foreign Policy of Cities and States: Municipalities Take the Lead on Climate

Following the U.S. federal government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, individual cities and states are actively seeking to shape their own climate policies. 

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