The U.S. Should Have Moderate Expectations for Venezuela’s Election
Upcoming elections can help the opposition reconnect with voters, but they won’t resolve everything and could come with downsides.
How Jimmy Carter Transformed U.S.-Latin America Relations
The former U.S. president’s strategy of tough engagement balanced human rights with national interest.
A Bipartisan U.S. Approach On Venezuela Is Possible—and Necessary
Trump and Obama National Security Council appointees pitch a new strategy, together.
AQ Podcast: The White House’s Juan Gonzalez on Mexico Relationship, Venezuela and More
A look at the Biden administration’s Latin America policy.
AQ Podcast: The White House’s Juan Gonzalez on the Americas Summit, Ukraine and More
An extended interview with President Biden’s top Latin America aide.
Miller Versus Biden: Competing U.S. Doctrines for Latin America
A broad look at Washington’s policies toward the region as U.S. elections approach.
Dear President Trump: Central America Could Get Even Worse
A primer on what ails the region, and why the U.S. administration is not helping.
Latin America’s Unusual Leadership Vacuum
This year’s “electoral supercycle,” and the race to succeed Washington and Caracas as the hemisphere’s big players.
Trump’s New Cuba Sanctions Miss Their Mark
After two years of restored diplomatic ties, new U.S. regulations on Cuba are bringing back a thicket of travel, financial and trade restrictions – and a tougher stance toward the island. The goal of these restrictions, according to U.S. President Donald Trump, is to starve the Cuban government of money from travel, remittances and commercial … Read more
Invasive New U.S. Visa Rules Hurt Americans Too
When the Zika virus arrived in Florida in 2016 after wreaking havoc in Latin America, Governor Rick Scott gave state universities $25 million to research how to combat the virus’ transmission, how to develop a potential vaccine, and how to treat those infected. Teams of scientists – Americans, Brazilians, Venezuelans, Colombians and Haitians – worked … Read more
Meet the GOP Congressmen Who Could Sell Trump on Cuba
Those hoping that President Donald Trump will continue his predecessor’s engagement with Cuba have found some unexpected allies. Republican Representatives Rick Crawford of Arkansas, Tom Emmer of Minnesota and Mark Sanford of South Carolina – all vocal supporters of the new president – have each this year re-introduced bills they wrote during the Obama administration … Read more
Puerto Rico’s Debt Debate Overlooks Human Costs
Imagine that you only have access to running water every three days. That’s not so bad, given the government’s plans in response to an extreme summer drought to shut down tap water completely for up to four days at a time. To add insult to injury, imagine you still have to pay for the tap water … Read more