The global economy has been experiencing its fair share of ups and downs. Many eyes, including my own, have been locked on Greece as the country struggles to stay afloat under the overwhelming weight of its government debt. Furthermore, Prime Minister Tsipras’s leftist economic policies have all but dismantled the Greek economy. Outlandish tax rates … Continue reading
Category Archives: Latin America
Obama Stated 20 Times he would not Bypass Congress on Immigration
“President Obama has said over twenty times that he would not circumvent Congress and the will of the people to create his own immigration law,” reported Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) Wednesday morning. Arguments that Obama’s unilateral actions will assist in reforming the U.S. immigration system are gravely flawed. Granting amnesty plays no part in reforming … Continue reading
Is It Time to Lift the Cuba Embargo?
Appearing before the Council on Foreign Relations last month, Hilary Clinton took a decisive stance opposite that of the administration as she called for an end to the half-century old U.S embargo against Cuba. “The embargo is Castro’s best friend. It provides Castro an excuse for everything,” Clinton stated, arguing that the embargo now serves … Continue reading
What is an American?
Immigration seems to have only become a controversial issue in the last couple of years, when in reality this has been an American issue since the country was formed. Recent legislation such as the Arizona’s S.B. 1070 also gave way to hatred against people who looked of Hispanic background, regardless of their legal status in … Continue reading
Social Media and International Affairs: A Question of Ethics.
In today’s world where people get their news from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Google, ethical standards reasonably come into question. Entire internet platforms are now starting to notice the impact they have on public opinion, and are starting to take a stand for what they feel is right. Take, for example, last … Continue reading
Fidel’s Dove is Now Maduro’s Little Bird
The campaign for president in Venezuela began this past Tuesday with acting president Nicolás Maduro visiting Chavez’s house in the state of Barinas. During his visit, Maduro told the press another mystical story about Chavez appearing to him through a bird that flew over his head three times before delivering a message. During the interview … Continue reading
Why Should the US Continue to Increase Investments in Mexico?
For one very simple reason- it’s the right thing to do. Now, in saying that, I really mean that it’s the right move to make. While true altruism is something that exists only in the figments of the most optimistic imaginations, it’s important to note the benefits that the US’ continued investment in Mexico could … Continue reading
Post- Chávez Venezuela: A policy of continuity
The Venezuelan Comandante and President Hugo Chávez died of a heart attack on Tuesday according to his Communication’s Minister Ernesto Villegas. The rumor of his death was already circulating among Venezuelans in Miami, who have been accusing the government of infringing on their country’s sovereignty for taking decisions from Havana. On Tuesday social media sites … Continue reading
Cristina, Hugo, Evo and The Art of Flirting With Iran.
All is fair in love, war and international politics. Today, some countries are flirting their way to the top of hemispheric dynamics and Iran is becoming extremely appealing for this purpose. This is the case for some of Latin America’s most polemic leaders. Cristina, Hugo, Evo and even Fidel have identified a strategic opportunity to … Continue reading
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