How Filibusters Moved from Piracy to Congress
Freelance imperialists in the 1800s left behind weak institutions and racist legacies.
Latin America’s Drive to Integrate Venezuelan Migrants Earns Praise
A U.N. official calls efforts in the region “a model of solidarity.”
Venezuela Is Without a Vaccination Plan
Maduro’s abject failure is consequential for the nation, the region, and the world.
Why the United States Can’t Touch Iran’s Atlantic-Bound Warships
International law blocks direct action on sovereign vessels even if they’re violating U.S. sanctions.
How Maduro Beat Sanctions
Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy only made Maduro stronger. Now, Biden has to chart a new course.
Venezuela’s Maduro Should Be Tried for Ecocide
His government’s blatant disregard for the environment is defining a new international crime.
Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
The U.N.’s Moment in Venezuela Has Arrived
Nicolás Maduro has given the international community the opening it’s been waiting for.
A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.
Biden Eyes Career Diplomat as Top Envoy for Latin America
Brian Nichols, currently the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, has experience throughout Latin America.
The EU Tries and Fails Again on Venezuela
Instead of issuing limp statements, Europe should join Washington to get Maduro’s regime to negotiate with the democratic opposition.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021
The world in 2021 will be haunted by the legacies of 2020: an ongoing pandemic, an economic crisis, Donald Trump’s divisive presidency—and new threats emanating from wars and climate change.
Trump’s Anti-Communist Foreign Policy Won Florida Hispanics
Outreach programs and a hard-line attitude persuaded communities with long Republican ties.
Will the Next Administration Take a New Track on Venezuela Policy?
Either Trump or Biden would face a stalled diplomatic situation when it comes to Venezuela.
Las sanciones están llevando a Irán y Venezuela a los brazos del otro
La política estadounidense de “presión máxima” no ha destruido a la economía iraní, y Teherán ahora está compartiendo sus lecciones de resiliencia con el asediado régimen de Nicolás Maduro en Caracas.
Sanctions Are Driving Iran and Venezuela Into Each Other’s Arms
Maximum pressure has not destroyed the Iranian economy, and Tehran is now sharing its lessons in resilience with Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered regime in Caracas.
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Belarus is not another Ukraine, Israeli prime minister scores important victory, and Venezuelan autocrat uses coronavirus pandemic to assert power.