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The Ixil heritage: the promise of true  democracy in Guatemala
The Ixil heritage: the promise of true democracy in Guatemala

Essay analyzes the influence anc conswequences of the Ixil genocide on Guatemala’s social and political reality. By Ester Brito. (04/08/2017)


China creates new trade route through Nicaragua canal
China creates new trade route through Nicaragua canal

What are the implications of Nicaragua and China's plan to build a canal to rival the Panama Canal?  By Sanja Davidovic.(Read More...

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Help for Hondurans After Their Election
Whatever the motives behind each country’s response to Honduras’ presidential elections, the most important consideration for everyone should be the future peace, stability, and prosperity of the Hond... Read More...

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A Month Without Zelaya
While the initial raw furor over Zelaya's removal may have subsided, the months ahead most likely will prove to be extremely difficult ones for the Honduran people to endure. By Brian Thompson (COHA, ... Read More...

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The Merida Initiative and Central America
A recent panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institute explores the effectiveness of the Merida Initiative and its allocated resources for Central America. (The Brookings Institute, 5/26/09) Read More...

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Guns and Democracy
Despite a natural distaste for any military coup, it is possible that the army might have actually done Honduran democracy a service. By (The Independent UK, 06/30/2009) Read More...

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Can Funes Succeed?
An analysis of challenges faced by El Salvador’s President-elect Mauricio Funes, a moderate politician who will be serving in a country that has become increasingly polarized with every election. (COH... Read More...

A Step Towards Autonomy and Reintegration: The Rio Group and Cuba
A Step Towards Autonomy and Reintegration: The Rio Group and Cuba
Author explores Cuba's new relationship with The Rio Group and its possible impacts. By Adam Kott. (IA-Forum, 04/02/2009) Read More...

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Measuring the Local Economic Impact of Tourism
During the last decade, the growth of international travel to developing nations grew by 94.4 percent, compared to a growth rate of only 34 percent for developed countries. This is notable number. Tur... Read More...

The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008) Read More...

Honduras joins ALBA:   Economic decision or ideological turnaround?
Honduras joins ALBA: Economic decision or ideological turnaround?
Author discusses Honduras' agreement to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, and its ramifications to the country. By Adam Kott. (09/10/2008) Read More...

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The President of Some Nicaraguans
The author discusses the recent electoral victory of Daniel Ortega and highlights some of the key policies pursued by the Sandinista leader in his first six months as the President of Nicaragua. By M... Read More...

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Democracy consists of more than just elections
The author describes the domestic political situations in Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela and emphasizes the importance of democratic principles including civil liberties, fair e... Read More...

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Bush’s Opportunity to Mend Relations
The author argues that in order to curb the growing influence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and reestablish its position in Latin America, the US needs to pursue an extensive social agenda in ad... Read More...

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Off Course: Current U.S.-Latin American Relations
The U.S. should redefine its interests in Latin America beyond trade and security interests. Distractions in Iraq, limited success of trade agreements, and outdated ideology threaten to further damag... Read More...

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A New Politics for Latin America?
The author explains why it is problematic and a gross oversimplification to argue that there is a general trend toward the left in Latin American politics. By Michael Shifter. (Inter-American Dialog... Read More...

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Latin America's Pink Tide?
The article argues that the perceived "swing to the left" in Latin America does not in itself explain the complexity of what is really happening in the region. The author looks at the more vibrant gr... Read More...

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A Border Security Strategy for Bush and Calderón: Improve Cooperation Between the U.S. and Mexico
To reduce the problem of illegal immigration across the US-Mexico border, the two countries should move beyond the Secure Fence Act and move towards a strategy of cooperation. By Stephen Johnson (Heri... Read More...

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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Julia E. Sweig
Dr. Julia E. Sweig talks to IA-Forum about anti-Americanism and US policy. (IA-Forum, 5/30/2006) Read More...

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The New Geopolitics of Latin America
One of the key factors holding back Latin America's development has been the lack of access to the continent's interior. This has restricted its potentially huge exports in areas such as agriculture, ... Read More...

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China’s new Latin American revolution
This article looks at China's growing relationship with Latin America and the challenge this represents to the U.S., the traditional power in the region. By Humphrey Hawksley (FT Times 4/4/2006) Read More...

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Minority Rights Group International
Working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities. Read More...

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Mending Fences South of the Border
US relations with Latin America are in utter disrepair as practically every nation seems to have some point of friction with America, says the author. By Jorge Castañeda. (Washington Post, 1/21/2006) Read More...

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China, Latin America: a dance of two strangers
This article discusses the growing economic, cultural, and military relationship between China and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. By Tim Johnson (Knight Ridder News Service/Miami Heral... Read More...

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An Unbalanced Trade Policy
The author, a Democratic Congressman from Ohio, opposes the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). CAFTA will only export more jobs outside the US and hurt poor workers in other... Read More...

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Politics: Women's Insight
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has tried with this survey to identify what change is attributable to the ever greater presence of women in politics and what their qualitative impact has been on p... Read More...

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Making Democracies Work: Social Capital and Civic Engagement in 47 Societies
The study establishes predictable patterns in the distribution of social capital around the world, and long-standing cultural traditions and historical legacies can help to explain the contrasts found... Read More...

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A Higher Realism
President Bush's inaugural speech signaled his entry into a third, more sweeping phase of foreign policy, the columnist maintains. During his first term, Bush moved from a pragmatism that sought to cu... Read More...

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Latin America Studies Association (LASA)
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. Read More...

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Society for Latin America Studies (SLAS)
Principal association in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Latin American affairs. Read More...

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