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January 17, 2007

United States
American tourists in Europe forced to live on bread, unable to afford croissants and eggs …

At least not the croissants at Cafe de Flore.   Or the eggs, coffee and salad, which are rather on the expensive side.  There is cheaper option: the bakery just around the corner on rue de Saints Per…

March 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Anger at South Africa’s Police

The South African police on February 28 “allegedly” tied a Mozambican cab driver, Medo Macia, to the back of a truck and dragged him to the police station where he died. Apparently, the cab driver ha…

Protesters chant slogans in front of a policeman outside the Benoni courtroom, in east Johannesburg, March 4, 2013.

January 12, 2015

Cybersecurity
Guest Post: Brazil’s Cybersecurity Conundrum

The following is a guest post by Robert Muggah and Misha Glenny. Brazil has embraced the digital age with more gusto than most. It is one of the top users of social media and recently signed-off on …

Brazil Military CFR Cyber Net Politics

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

January 5, 2015

Mexico
Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

April 22, 2015

Cuba
Gov. Cuomo Visits Cuba, and What Could Be Wrong with That?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North Ameri…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North American affairs, center, before a meeting with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade Rodrigo Malmierca at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Ramon Espinosa/Courtesy: Reuters)

February 5, 2016

Cuba
Castro Mocks the American Outreach

The efforts of the Obama administration to ’normalize’ relations with Cuba have been mocked this past week. The U.S. Southern Command holds an annual regional security conference. For decades one of…

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…