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Obama's Latin Spring

Monday, February 28, 2011  |  Carin Zissis and Roque Planas

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with heads of state from four Latin American countries in March—first when Mexican President Felipe Calderón visits Washington, followed by Obama's tour of Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador later in the month. AS/COA Online explores topics on the agenda in each case. ... Read More

Security Tops Agenda at Central American Summit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Central American leaders gathered in San Salvador July 20 to coordinate strategies for stemming the rising tide of violence caused by organized crime, particularly in the “northern triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... Read More

The Pragmatist

Friday, February 19, 2010  |  Americas Quarterly

"As long as young political leaders committed to the ideals of democracy, freedom and equal access to opportunities remain on the sidelines, we'll never progress," writes Julio Rank Wright of the Executive National Council of El Salvador's ARENA party, in the Winter 2010 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

The Pulse of Latin American Press Freedom

Friday, September 11, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

While some journalists reporting in Latin America face threats to personal security, others deal with official intimidation in what some warn could roll back hard-won press freedoms. But governments and journalists have also taken steps to ensure greater access to information. ... Read More

New Chapters in Central America

Tuesday, June 2, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Mauricio Funes took office this week in El Salvador, marking a historic power handover. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended, stressing the Obama administration's "new approach" to the Americas. At the OAS General Assembly in Honduras, the OAS chose to reverse a 1962 ruling that suspended Cuban membership. ... Read More