The phone call between United States President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, followed by the exchange of an American prisoner for three Cuban intelligence agents detained in the US, marked the most important moment in the countries’ bilate
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In the central-western canyons of the Mexican border state of Chihuahua, where waterfalls and abandoned mines blend in with secret landing strips and vertical mountain plots, the few remaining peasants can choose between cultivating corn on barren cliffs
What Latin America Can Teach Us
IN a Bertelsmann Foundation study on social justice released this fall, the United States came in dead last among the rich countries, with only Greece, Chile, Mexico and Turkey faring worse.
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Jorge Castaneda on Mexico’s Tamale Distractions: Jorge Castaneda, former foreign minister of Mexico, explains Mexico’s natural aversion to competition by pointing out the country’s “obsession with…
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
Stopping Latin America’s Budding Arms Race (copy)
In recent weeks, many observers of the Latin American military situation have detected what could be the beginning of a new arms race in the region. Brazilian President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva was photographed boarding the Tikuna, his country’s first
Jorge Castañeda en la BBC
How the presidential elections may affect the relationship between the United States and Latin America
Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda talks to Katty Kay about how the presidential elections may affect the relationship between the United States and Latin America.
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An unffettered, probing dialogue between Mexican and American political analysts on the complex relationship between their countries.