After his prompt, unexpected and unceremonial removal from Nicaragua, while there to conduct research on the transoceanic canal, Evan Ellis reflects on the events and what they mean for Nicaraguan democracy and U.S.-Nicaraguan relations.
In Latin America Vice President Pence finds himself in a role now familiar to many White House officials: telling leaders abroad that they should ignore his boss’ bluster. Truth is there’s often little change from the past.
The newly released Republican platform twists itself in pretzels attempting to accommodate Trump’s positions, its own historical positions and its need to oppose the current administration’s position wherever possible.
China has increased the sale of sophisticated weapons systems to Latin America and the Caribbean, mostly–though not exclusively–to countries opposed to the United States. With it has come other forms of military cooperation between China and its new customers. Should the U.S. be worried? If so, what can it do about it?
The election of Mauricio Macri will bring a range of positive changes in Argentina’s foreign and commercial relations, on everything from Venezuela, to the Pacific Alliance, to China to Russia. Is the U.S. ready to take advantage?
The upcoming withdrawal of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Haiti (MINUSTAH) threatens to add to the security, crime and drug trafficking challenges the Dominican Republic already faces. Here’s how the U.S. can help.