New information has come to light from communication that took place between American, Bolivian, Chilean and Peruvian ambassadors in the 1920s, when North America was offering good offices to Santiago and Lima in search of a solution to the dispute over the sovereignty of Arica and Tacna: Not only did the White House [Read more]
At the beginning of 2015, Bolivia proposed a plan for the full reestablishment of relations with the United States. This means the return of ambassadors and the implementation of a political agenda in accordance with the canons of modern diplomacy. As anticipated by Chancellor David Choquehuanca, the way forward is a [Read more]
The normalization of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana has corrected North America´s worst foreign policy mistake. The embargo that brought Cuba´s industrial development to a standstill 50 years ago has economically and politically benefited Cuba´s defectors. According to the Cuban Adjustment Act of [Read more]
Since the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. dollar has grown in strength against several global currencies, such as the euro, the pound, the Swiss franc, the yen, the real, etc. The recovery of the U.S. economy and the weakening of economies in the Eurozone, China, Japan, and developing countries seems to be the reason [Read more]
The thaw between Washington and Havana marks one of the most fruitful months for Democrat Barack Obama since he arrived at the White House in 2009. Contrary to many predictions, the defeat of the Democratic Party in the legislative elections on Nov. 4 did not turn him into a "lame duck," a term that in Washington [Read more]
As the result of a grand jury decision to absolve a white police offer who killed a young African-American man in a St. Louis suburb, protests have taken place in more than 170 cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. In another incident among the many that have [Read more]
The northern country has not been able to hide the mud that floods its own prisons any longer.
Every so often in the United States, the issue of killings by civilians, usually males of various ages, equipped with firearms resurges. The latest incident involved a 15-year-old student who, last Friday, opened fire on his classmates while they were having breakfast in the school cafeteria. Two teenagers – one [Read more]
Interventions tend to start more fires than the ones they try to put out.
Today in New York, 120 heads of state and government met for the Climate Summit. The goal of this meeting, whose observance is part of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, is to define the bases of the new treaty against climate change, which should begin to develop at the end of this year in Lima and be finalized [Read more]