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The United States and Cuba already have gained a lot from a thaw in mutual relations that ended 54 years of hostility. For the fragile process of normalization to continue, both former adversaries need to adopt creative solutions to formidable obstacles on the way.
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Over the past few years, Colombia has been one of Latin America’s economic success stories. Now, as the civil war that ravaged it for 50 years finally approaches a negotiated end, the country is looking forward to collecting a vast peace dividend.
Projections for 2015 and 2016 place Colombia among the fastest growing nat...
In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower officially severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, shuttering the United States embassy in Havana. The move marked the beginning of half a century of diplomatic hibernation, a sleep so deep that it survived the thawing of the Cold War by a full generation. Then, on December 17, 2014, those relations were roused from their slumbe...
The Venezuelan elections are over, but there are big question marks over Hugo Chavez’s third six-year term as president. Some fear that his big giveaway programmes ahead of the elections could have unwelcome consequences for the economy. There are also serious doubts over the state of his health.
VICTORY for Hugo Chavez ...
Doubts are being raised over whether President Hugo Chavez will be fit enough to fight elections in October. The president returned home this month after his third cancer operation in Cuba in just over a year. Now he faces an opposition united behind one candidate for the first time.
VENEZUELA’S President Hugo Chavez retu...