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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 13, 2014

Americas
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…

Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador

November 28, 2012

Economics
U.S.-Mexico Relations Going Forward

Yesterday was the first of presumably many meetings between Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and recently re-elected President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. In a few days Vice President …

March 6, 2015

United States
Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read

All week I have been blogging on the best histories, memoirs, films, and songs to mark Sunday’s fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam. Today I want to look at…

Vietnam-War-Novels

June 28, 2011

Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper attend a meeting of cabinet-l…

Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report