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February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

September 12, 2011

Economics
How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). Front-runner Otto Pérez Molina won 36% of the vote in first round of Guatemala’s presiden…

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

October 11, 2011

Human Rights
Venezuela’s Presidential Race

Members of Venezuela's militia and supporters of Venezuela's President Chavez attend a ceremony in Caracas (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters). Today, chances are Hugo Chávez will face off agai…

Venezuela’s Presidential Race

December 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Drone Surveillance and Technology, and U-2 Wreckage

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960. - Gregory W. Pedlow and Donald E. Welzenbach, “The CIA and U-2 Program, 1954-1974” (PDF), Central Int…

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960.

December 20, 2011

Human Rights
Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

  Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt leaves the public prosecutor’s office in Guatemala City (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).   This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a res…

Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

January 10, 2012

Human Rights
What to Watch in 2012: Two Elections That Could Transform Latin America

Though fewer in number than in 2011, the two Presidential elections on the docket for 2012 will make up for it in terms of their importance in the region. The first will happen in July in Mexico. Le…

2012elections

January 24, 2012

Human Rights
Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Without fanfare, or so much as a public arr…

riostrial

February 13, 2012

Economics
Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday Venezuela hosted yet …

venezuela_primary

February 15, 2012

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Why Guatemala’s Pérez Molina Is Considering Legalizing Drugs

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. She received her BA from Princeton University’s…

perez_molina_legalization

February 20, 2012

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ day with the following essay: A few presidents have loved the job. Teddy Roos…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)