Washington can no longer take the Caribbean for granted. That means more than just impotently warning partners south of the hemisphere about China and Russia. Instead it will require more effective diplomacy and economic statecraft.
The U.S. must recognize the role of China and Venezuela in the Caribbean and develop policies that compete with these rivals rather than simply telling the Caribbean to get in line with U.S. objectives.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in the Caribbean by 2030.
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.
The Zika virus has raised the issue of abortion in Latin America, where a number of countries such as El Salvador, Nicaragua and Chile restrict the right to terminate a pregnancy in all cases. Will Zika change the debate and policies on a woman’s right to choose in the Americas?
The program recounts the historic movements to suspend President Rousseff from office this past week along with how Michel Temer has moved initially to fill the role of interim president. The program also provides a preview of this weekend’s presidential vote in the Dominican Republic.
Politics in both Brazil and the Dominican Republic provides the discussion points this week. The program covers the political arguments Rousseff is making to retain her office. It also sketches the important issues, parties, and candidates involved in the presidential race in the Dominican Republic.