A leaked transcript of a phone call between Trump and Mexico’s Peña Nieto revealed the border wall was not the most important topic on Trump’s agenda.
Let’s face it, for better or worse policymakers and politicians say and do a lot of funny things in and about the Americas. The region seems to lend itself to the tragic-comic events like former Congressman and then-chair of the Western Hemisphere Sub-Committee Dan Burton saying in a Congressional hearing that the U.S. ”should place an aircraft carrier off the coast of Bolivia and crop dust the coca fields.” (If you don’t get the joke, look at a map.) Or there’s Venezuelan President Maduro’s use of “de-mangos” as a tool of citizen participation. In short there’s a lot to laugh at in the Americas, or at least that’s what we have to do or we’d just get depressed. LatinAmericaGoesGlobal will keep track of the more ridiculous things policymakers and politicians say and do—and those that are poking fun at them—and post them here.
Venezuela’s Maduro will either fall under pressure and call off Sunday’s election, or he’ll ignore the threats and go ahead with his Constituent Assembly.
Whether the break off is a result of climate change or not, climate change is affecting the most at risk and vulnerable in Guatemala.
Does “the God Father” have more ethics than Temer’s political class?
Trump and Putin will meet for the first time during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, will they discuss the ongoing Russia Investigation?
With a whole lot to gain, Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner makes her way back into politics.
With countries divided at the 47th OAS General Assembly, will anything ever get done regarding the Venezuelan Crisis?
Given the Administration’s actions and plans, the slashing of the U.S. Department of State FY2018 budget request lowers the U.S.’ leading position and influence around the globe.
President Donald Trump’s relationship with Latin America will surely be one to watch this year.
On the campaign trail, President Trump had promised that Mexico would pay for his wall. They said no. Last week he tried to get the U.S. Congress to pay for it—or at least a down payment—and they said no, at least for the time being.