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The US, a Threat?

December 21, 2018 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

In my article ”Colombia, a threat?,” dated November 28, 2018, I maintained that “in Venezuela, not only has a matrix of opinion strengthened against military intervention, an ethically irrefutable position, but it is considered impossible that it will happen. I have rejected that analysis, decisively, as [Read more]

Venezuela: A Priority for the United States?

June 29, 2018 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

Many have argued that Latin America is not a priority for the United States, and Venezuela even less so. But that is rapidly changing. The certain indifference of George W. Bush, the line of appeasement by Barack Obama, and the confrontation of Donald Trump indicate a series of changes that have put the region and [Read more]

Obama Nominates Jeffrey DeLaurentis Ambassador to Cuba

October 3, 2016 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Exactly 55 years and 11 months after the United States withdrew its ambassador from Cuba, Barack Obama has just proposed that his country's Senate confirm diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. While it is a highly symbolic step, it will have little practical effect, as it seems improbable that Senate [Read more]

LAC: Between China and the US

April 22, 2015 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Surely we must celebrate the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba and the renewed interest of the Obama administration in the region. However, such a position may have more to do with countering the decisive action by China to establish a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) than having a genuine and [Read more]

Tin Soldiers

April 4, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The United States supports the Colombian peace process while it continues to sell weapons to and buy drugs from Mexico, something which has led to around 120,000 deaths in the war being waged on the border that separates the two North American giants.