The Trump administration has nominated Eliot Pedrosa, chairman of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami litigation department, to be the United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank.
In switching allegiance from Taiwan to PRC, President Varela will likely bring more investment and support for his country. But is it a security risk for the U.S. in the region and its interests in the Canal?
If Central America wants to get out of the middle-income trap it would do well to follow Uruguay’s lead and develop a focused, comprehensive industrial policy that builds on the region’s trade advantages.
In the strongest language so far, a joint statement signed by 14 states (and supported by 4-more Caribbean states) condemns Venezuela under the Inter-Democratic Charter. And it asks other member states to follow up if Venezuela doesn’t comply.
Under President Trump’s expansion of the Global Gag Rule, foreign NGOs that provide information about or support abortion are banned from receiving any form of U.S. global health assistance. The effects will extend beyond the right to choose.