Attacking drug cartel infrastructure indirectly, creating judicial frameworks on terrorism, and raising terrorism as national security concerns—irrespective of U.S.-Israel-EU pressures—should be top of mind for Latin American governments. Terror, whether ideologically or financially motivated, only undermines democracy.
Suriname faces challenges to improve its anti-corruption and anti-money laundering capabilities. However, a number of technical and financial sources stand ready to assist.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new opportunity to revitalize the meaning of the commemorations that have been important to justice and human rights movements in Argentina.
Some of the people slated to enter the administration have made a career peddling theories of Islamist threats in our hemisphere. There are genuine reasons for concern, but not for the disproven assertions many have been pitching for years.
Collaboration and learning in Latin America’s fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism
As I saw in four days at a region-wide discussion, Latin American militaries are already collaborating on the triple threats of narcotics trafficking, terrorism and organized crime. Here are nine areas for further cooperation.
Taking Cuba off the list has two main consequences, diplomatic and economic, said Christopher Sabatini, a Columbia University professor who specializes in Cuba studies. “This is something that for a long time sort of stuck in the craw of the Cubans, who really resented being lumped together with countries like Iran and Syria,” he said.
“The embargo has grown by accretion over the decades, one brick at a time,” said Christopher Sabatini, a scholar of U.S.-Cuba relations who teaches at Columbia University. “Dismantling it is going to happen similarly.”