<i>The secretary of state today starts his tour of Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Colombia</i>
America is not a continent but an ensemble of values. And the threatening shadow of China and Russia extends over them; two countries that have an economic influence on the region, but who are foreign to their democratic [Read more]
[T]his is a president in reverse gear. But as he rolls backward without the rearview mirror of experience, he could run over anything.
The period of stable diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba did not last long. The Yankee U-turn from the brief thaw could already be perceived when President Trump demanded Havana accept his demands regarding domestic policy. The refusal 15 days ago by the Cuban regime to negotiate on the right to free [Read more]
After 10 months in office, Trump has pruned relations with Cuba to the point that only a stunted trunk remains.
The embargo against Cuba must end. It is the most unjust, harshest and longest-lasting unilateral sanctions regime that has ever been imposed on a country.
The world as we know it has grown accustomed to a certain type of president who engages in campaigns against presidents from other parties; they walk behind their predecessors carrying an eraser to erase or adjust what has been accomplished so far. Trump might be one of them. He is following Obama’s path with an [Read more]
Two dozen Amazon tribes people – men, women and children – camp under the open sky on the side of a freeway. The voiceover tells us that we are in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, on the Venezuelan border. Poverty, begging and neglect; nothing new there, apart from the origin of these people, [Read more]
His political inexperience has led him to stumble again and again.
Trump’s move to slam the door on advancing the process of normalizing relations with Cuba has not surprised anyone. The Republican president was especially critical of the historic thaw between the U.S. and the island, a thaw that was supported by Obama last year. Trump promised to reverse the situation if he came to [Read more]