As China continues to position itself as a global super power, Latin American countries have begun to shift their trade focus outside the Western Hemisphere.
Most of the region has united to reject the legitimacy of the constituent assembly in Venezuela, with a few crucial (and predictable) holdouts. What they’ll do next, though, is anyone’s guess.
President Trump and Vice President Pence have promised to reverse the Obama-era US-Cuba policy changes. South Florida Congressman Diaz Balart weighed in with his memo of proposed changes. Here is the text.
Here’s what President Trump’s proposed, 30% cut in the State Department and USAID’s budget will mean for development assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Here is the text of the written answers on U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean Rex Tillerson submitted to the Senate for his confirmation hearing. The answers cover Mexico, the Colombia peace process, the opening to Cuba and human rights, and political prisoners in Venezuela, among other topics.
Craig Deare, who was recently named NSC’s Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, has been asked to leave the job, leaving a vacuum in Trump’s administration Latin American team.
The March 28 OAS Permanent Council discussion on Venezuela was a not-so-subtle rebuke to the failed efforts at dialogue. Instead of acknowledging shifting international opinion, though, the next day Venezuela Supreme Court gave the OAS its sharpest example yet of an “interruption in the constitutional process.” Now what?
Let’s be clear: NATO isn’t encroaching in the hemisphere, nor does China represent a stable path out of dependency for Latin America. The former is a convenient, traditional boogey man and the latter an ahistorical pipe dream.
Myths about Trump’s victory in Florida persist. Will the false narrative of Cuban-American voters shape the anticipated changes to U.S.-Cuba policy?
Here’s how much it would cost the U.S. government and taxpayers to deport the 11.3 million undocumented immigrants that President Trump has targeted.