The Trump administration should use its newly announced quasi-embargo on Venezuela as a bargaining chip to get much stronger international economic sanctions against that country’s dictatorship.
A newly released International Monetary Fund forecast has bad news for Latin America: It will be the slowest growing region in the world this year.
Venezuela’s Conference of Bishops has released a bombshell statement demanding an immediate end of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s “illegitimate and failed government.” So why isn’t Pope Francis saying anything even close to that?
How sad. At the much-awaited Democratic presidential debates Wednesday and Thursday, none of the five moderators or any of the 20 presidential hopefuls mentioned the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere: Venezuela.
When former vice-president Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, show up at the first Democratic debates on Thursday in Miami, there will be much public discussion about the fact that any of them – as well as President Trump – would be the oldest president in U.S.
MONTERREY, Mexico – This country is breathing a collective sigh of relief following President Trump’s decision to temporarily suspend his threat to impose draconian tariffs on Mexican goods.
Six months after Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Dec. 1 inauguration, there are reasons to be worried about Mexico’s future, for reasons that go far beyond President Trump’s insane plan to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.
While Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is drawing well-deserved international attention, there is another phenomenon that should ring alarm bells everywhere: the proliferation of what many in Washington see as “tolerable dictatorships.” That’s the first thing that crossed my mind recently when Organization of American States Secretary (OAS) General Luis Almagro endorsed Bolivian President Evo Morales’ unconstitutional bid for a fourth term in office and when the Trump administration failed to condemn Morales’ re-election move.
There is some speculation that President Trump’s trade war with China could be a godsend to Mexico and other Latin American countries, because they could increase their own exports to the world’s two biggest markets.
What a sham! At a time when most Latin American democracies have declared Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro’s regime illegitimate, Mexico has just announced its de facto recognition of a Maduro envoy as Venezuela’s ambassador to Mexico.
How likely is a U.S.-Brazil-Colombia military intervention in Venezuela? I still think that it’s highly unlikely, but judging from what I’m told are secret talks between United States and Latin American officials to resurrect a dormant 1947 Inter-American mutual defense treaty, I’m no longer willing to bet that it won’t happen.
The Trump administration has embarked on a major public relations offensive to counter China’s growing influence in Latin America.
What irony! Latin America’s leftist leaders are using the tragic suicide of Peru’s former President Alan Garcia — as he was about to be arrested in the Odebrecht bribery scandal — to claim that corruption is a byproduct of free-market economies.
Until now, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres had been shamelessly silent about Venezuela, refusing to even consider a full-scale U.N.
Latin American countries that until now demanded the immediate resignation without preconditions of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro are now considering a change of strategy.
If you are wondering whether Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is a Latino, the answer is no: he’s a fourth-generation Irish-American whose father gave him the Spanish nickname “Beto.” And yet, Beto O’Rourke may end up being Latinos’ most effective voice against President Trump’s anti-immigration nationalism.
Francisco Martín Moreno is one of Mexico’s best-known writers, and several of his more than two dozen historical novels have been national bestsellers.
Judging from what I’ve heard from White House Latin American adviser Mauricio Claver Carone and other officials in recent days, the Trump administration is pretty confident that Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro is increasingly isolated, weakened and on his way out.
I was in Ecuador a few days ago when China’s official Xinhua news agency announced that it will launch the world’s first female robotic news anchor this month.
Britain’ s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, have announced an official visit to Cuba next month to meet with the island’s president Miguel Diaz Canel, tour organic farming facilities, pop into a music studio and meet with owners of classic British cars.