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.
In a little noticed vote tied to the plans to overturn the Dodd-Frank Act, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn restrictions on bribes that U.S. resource extraction companies can pay to foreign governments.
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.
In a new series, different authors will look at President Trump’s promises and proposed policies that will affect Latin America and Hispanics: their possibility of being adopted and their impact. First up: re-negotiating NAFTA.
False news has become the new claim to discredit anything that you don’t agree with. Here Rep. Lamar Smith smeared a correct interpretation of an honest, factual report that he misinterpreted as “fake news.”