Category Archives: USA

Looking Back: Anti-US Sentiments in Latin America on the 60th Anniversary of Castro’s Movement

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led an assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.  While the attack failed, that date became the namesake of Castro’s revolutionary movement – M 26-7, or Movimiento 26 Julio – and marked … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Biodiversity Conservation

Though the second country with greatest biodiversity in the world, Colombia ranks 27 among the 40 most highly unfunded countries for biodiversity conservation. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) failed to reduce the rates of biodiversity loss by 2010. To improve … Continue reading

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Nomination of Openly Gay US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

The social and political turmoil underlying the riots in Brazil represents just one challenge facing an era of change in Latin America.  Not only are economic conditions being called into question, but social conditions have also faced recent attention.  In … Continue reading

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Food Security vs Environmental Conservation: Brazilian Cerrado’s example

In the face of farm crises and fear of not being able to import enough food in the 1970’s, Brazil, stepped up to the challenge and established itself as an agricultural miracle as the total value of the country’s crops … Continue reading

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United States – Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement

On May 15th of 2012, Colombia and the United States signed a free trade agreement called the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that eliminates tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the two countries. An increase in … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Political Paralysis

Since the April 14th presidential elections, Venezuela has been in a state of political paralysis not seen since 2002-2003.  The narrow victory by President Nicolas Maduro over Henrique Capriles has led to extreme polarization – Capriles has challenged the election … Continue reading

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