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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.

US ‘prepared’ to deploy troops to Haiti if necessary
North America

US ‘prepared’ to deploy troops to Haiti if necessary

American boots on the ground would only come as part of a multilateral effort, according to a top US general

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Washington Politics

The dark side of Eisenhower's foreign policy

While he warned about the military industrial complex, he was less restrained when it came to covert interventions, some which reverberate today.

When the US helped kill democracy in Chile
Latin America

When the US helped kill democracy in Chile

50 years after a coup swept Augusto Pinochet into power, Washington’s role in the attack has come into focus.

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