President’s vow to roll back Obama-era opening must be taken seriously.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s disrespect for the Mexican president and his ugly attacks against immigrants and—by implication—Latin American citizens have given Latin American leaders like Rafael Correa and Danilo Medina a moral platform they don’t deserve.
Some of the people slated to enter the administration have made a career peddling theories of Islamist threats in our hemisphere. There are genuine reasons for concern, but not for the disproven assertions many have been pitching for years.
Dos años después de que Obama relajó el embargo de Estados Unidos sobre Cuba y normalizó las relaciones, ¿están esas políticas a punto de ser revertidas por la administración de Trump?
Two years after Obama loosened the U.S. embargo on Cuba and normalized relations are those policies about to be rolled back by a Trump administration?
Why are opponents of Venezuelan and Cuban dictators willing to overlook the troubling traits of a U.S. president-elect they hope will advance their own narrow policy preferences?
The breakdown of the Vatican/UNASUR dialogue in Venezuela was totally predictable. Dialogue is still the key to peacefully resolving the crisis in Venezuela, but it must have teeth to punish noncompliance.
If rhetoric and precedent are any indication, President-elect Donald Trump is about to do great damage, not just to U.S. national interests in the hemisphere, but globally.
What Latin America Can Do About It
The CNE’s announcement Thursday September 22 showed that the Maduro government has no intention of holding a fair referendum. But the delay may have provided the international community with a positive option.