Latin America

Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera

October 23, 2014 by Adam Houston, Peggy Chateauneuf and Beatrice Lindstrom
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In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.

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The Venezuelan Paradox

October 9, 2014 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Even while Venezuela currently seeks a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its government continues to repress the rights of its citizens and detain members of the political opposition. Such human rights abuses constitute behavior that should bar Venezuela from a Security Council seat.

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Work Force Development Is Necessary for Reintegrating the FARC in Colombia

August 17, 2014 by Robinson Cook
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Workforce development programs must be included in a larger, comprehensive solution to reintegrate members of the FARC in Colombia.

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Brazil’s Internet Constitution: The Struggle Continues

March 25, 2014 by Tim Ridout
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The contentious debate over Brazil’s “Internet constitution” could offer an important precedent for other countries confronting the tension between territorial legal systems and the borderless Internet.

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