Category Archives: Inter-American Relations

On (Mis)Understanding US-El Salvador Relations

Last week, The Nation published an article, “How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy – With Washington’s Help.” While there are numerous legitimate and good criticisms to make of the US’s relations with Latin America, historically and in recent years (something that … Continue reading

Posted in El Salvador, Governance in Latin America, Inter-American Relations, Latin American Foreign Relations, Latin American Politics

The Death of the Monroe Doctrine?

Is the Monroe Doctrine “dead,” as John Kerry proclaimed this week? Short answer: No. Slightly longer answer: Still No.

Posted in Inter-American Relations, International Relations, Latin America | 1 Comment

On Guatemala and the US in the Cold War

I am remiss in posting this (travels took me away from the computer when it went up) but Rob Farley (of the University of Kentucky Patterson School and of Lawyers, Guns & Money) and I recently discussed the genocide conviction … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy in the Americas, Guatemala, Human Rights Issues, Inter-American Relations, Latin America, Latin American Politics

Today in Flawed Neoliberal Biases

Last week ushered in a new era at the World Trade Organization, as Brazilian Roberto Azevedo won the post as the WTO’s next director-general. With the election, Azevedo became the first Latin American to serve in that post [though no … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Economics in the Americas, Inter-American Relations, International Organizations, International Relations, Latin America, Mexico, Neoliberalism

Around Latin America

-Still dealing with the loss to Chile of its only route to the Pacific 140 years ago, Bolivia is set to take its case to the International Court of Justice, a move that Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has said would open … Continue reading

Posted in Alberto Fujimori, Around Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil, Catholicism in the Americas, Chile, Colombia, Corruption, Costa Rica, Cuba, Gender and Sexuality, Governance in Latin America, Health Issues in the Americas, Immigration, Inter-American Relations, Latin America, Latinos in the U.S., Legal Issues in Latin America, LGBT Rights & Issues, Mexico, Peru, Police in the Americas, Police Violence, Rio de Janeiro, United States, Violence in the Americas | 1 Comment

On Revealing WHINSEC’s [ex-School of the Americas] Students

A California court has ruled that the Western Hemispheric Institute for Securirity Operations (WHINSEC), once known as the School of the Americas, must reveal the names of students from Latin America who have trained at the Fort Benning grounds. The … Continue reading

Posted in Inter-American Relations, Latin America, Latin American Militaries, United States