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The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

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While much attention is rightly focused on Syria and the Middle East, there are a growing number of refugees in the Western Hemisphere. The largest group comes from Central America’s...

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Opportunities for U.S. Engagement in Latin America

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Last week, I had the privilege of testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations at a hearing titled “Political and Economic Developments in Latin America and Opportunities for...

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The Cuban Renaissance: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary

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This is a guest post by Valerie Wirtschafter, a research associate with the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since December 17, 2014, Raul Castro and Barack...

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CFR Media Call: Summit of the Americas

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The seventh Summit of the Americas begins today in Panama City, Panama. Taking place every three years, it brings together leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere. This summit’s central theme is “Prosperity...

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The GOP Platform on Latin America

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With the Tampa Bay Republican Convention underway, the Republican Party platform, in its entirety, has finally found its way onto the internet. The fifty-plus page document touches briefly on all...

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Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

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The sixth Summit of the Americas on April 14-15 is part of an intense spring of bilateral and regional interactions in the hemisphere. It will bring together thirty-three heads of...

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Guest Post: Colombia on the International Stage

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This is a guest post by Sebastian Chaskel and Michael Bustamante. Sebastian Chaskel is a Master in Public Affairs student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...

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2011 Trends in Latin America: The Region’s Presidents Battle Cancer

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As 2011 comes to an end, I want to reflect on just a few trends affecting the region over the course of the past year. While these developments certainly have...

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On Cuba and the OAS

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Should Cuba be allowed to rejoin the United States? And what are Iran's intentions in Latin America. I talked about this issues with WorldFocus last night.

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