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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

60 years since coup, Brazilians call on US to declassify its role
Latin America

60 years since coup, Brazilians call on US to declassify its role

Washington was not only behind the putschists, but drew up plans for a possible invasion and sent a task force to support the military plotters

Is China really horning in on regional banks?
Latin America

Is China really horning in on regional banks?

US policymakers raise alarms at an international financial institution in the Americas