The Cuban government arrived at the summit in Panama with a clear purpose: to seek investment originating from the North and to get closer to the United States to pave a path toward full diplomatic and, above all, economic relations.
That the summit closed without a final declaration remains a detail of little [Read more]
<i>The reconciliation between the U.S. and Cuba dominated the stage.</i>
The 7th Summit of the Americas gave me a strange sensation. On one hand, corruption, the topic that threatens and weighs down the most important governments in the region – Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina – didn’t appear on the agenda [Read more]
Quite often, Latin American international relations officers wonder if we have validity on Washington’s foreign policy agenda.
Except for a few crises, like the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 or the one with Mexico in recent years, we are not at the center of U.S. interests.
Sometimes, certain situations [Read more]
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has only managed to come as far as it has thanks to the invasion of Iraq and the civil war in Syria.
Given the great variety of interconnected power networks, it becomes difficult to understand the “post-Cold War” foreign policy of the United States. The interdependence produced by the centers of capitalism, especially the United States, has opened national borders. International limits become vague and porous [Read more]
Why ask with one hand and curse with the other?
Hopefully this means the U.S. will renounce all types of interventionism.
This past Wednesday, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall that put an end to the Socialist camp in Europe — another wall that for over half a century separated Cuba from its nearest neighbor, the U.S. — began to fall. Although invisible, that wall created many tense situations between these two nations, with [Read more]
I don't think that Marco Rubio is viable, at least for now. But he does have the makings of a politician. His time will come, if he knows how to wait and learn.