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The US and Cuba: Looking to the Future

April 27, 2015 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

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]

The Seventh Summit of the Americas

April 27, 2015 // El Periódico - Guatemala - Spanish

<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]

Do We Matter to Washington?

April 23, 2015 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

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 Messianic Role of the United States Post-Cold War

April 15, 2015 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

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]

Enough with the Hostility

December 26, 2014 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

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]
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