The Summit of the Americas, which takes place roughly every three years, could be viewed as the sort of Latin American boondoggle that convenes heads of state for a few days, either south or north of the Rio Grande, to make endless speeches that lead nowh
D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels
Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials.
Thick as BRICS
― When the United Nations voted for what was known as partition and created the state of Israel 64 years ago, subsequently granting it full membership, several Latin American countries ― Brazil, El Salvador, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Honduras ― abstaine
Thick as BRICS
When the United Nations voted for what was known as partition and created the State of Israel 64 years ago, subsequently granting it full membership, several Latin American countries – Brazil, El Salvador, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Honduras – abstained.
Double Vantage: On Jorge Castañeda
There are a few things that Mañana Forever?, Jorge Castañeda’s new book on Mexico, pointedly isn’t about. It’s not about violence, and it’s not about the immigration debate (though it does consider the effects of emigration). Above all, it’s not about the
“They uncovered his face, now clear and serene, and bared the chest wracked by 40 years of asthma and months of hunger in the wilds of the Bolivian southeast. Then they laid him out in the laundry room at the hospital of Nuestra Señora de Malta…
Visiting Latin America’s real success stories
US president will see a drastically changed region in trip through Latin America, Mexico’s former foreign minister says.
Gaddafi’s Friends in Latin America
The number of people who have died on the streets of Libya remains a mystery, as is the degree of Muammar Gaddafi’s direct responsibility for their deaths…
The Non-Smoking Gun
Everyone these days, it seems, has their own favorite American diplomatic cable – or will soon – given that the 250,000 documents obtained by WikiLeaks include references to almost every country in the world…
Relative quiet in the region is only temporary
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- The perpetual seesaw in Latin American geo-politics is more vibrant than ever. The so-called “Americas-1” countries — those that are either neutral in the confrontation between the United States and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez