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Russian warships are in Cuba, try not to overreact
Latin America

Russian warships are in Cuba, try not to overreact

Yes, Putin is showing off but Havana needs an economic lifeline that Moscow can provide and the US has failed to offer

US presidential candidates pander, then produce failed Cuba policy
Latin America

US presidential candidates pander, then produce failed Cuba policy

The record shows that national interests, not political fortunes, should guide Washington's relations with Havana

The elusive Chinese boogeyman in Latin America
Latin America

The elusive Chinese boogeyman in Latin America

But it's Washington's big foot that prevails here, whether US policymakers want to acknowledge it or not.

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Latin America

Making fair elections a condition for easing sanctions is wrong

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro broke a deal with Washington, but economic coercion is not going to make things better

Watching US Cuba policy in the theater of the absurd
Latin America

Watching US Cuba policy in the theater of the absurd

Cuban-American lawmakers slipped new sanctions into a bill designed to keep the federal government open. The White House is no better

The rise and fall of loyal US client Juan Orlando Hernandéz
Latin America

The rise and fall of loyal US client Juan Orlando Hernandéz

After Washington cut him loose the ex-Honduran president was convicted of drug trafficking and now faces life in prison