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Counting the Costs of the Honduran Coup

Monday, September 7, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The State Department took new measures, including a cut of over $30 million in aid, to pressure the de facto government in Honduras toward resolving the political impasse stemming from the coup. The Central American country faces increasing economic isolation since the June overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya. ... Read More

Where Are the Leaders?

Saturday, August 15, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

"If the United States is going to be a partner with Latin America—a healthy and laudable goal—the aspiring powers of the hemisphere need to shake off their timidity and worn-out rhetoric," write AS/COA's Senior Director of Policy Christopher Sabatini and Kissinger Associates' Stephanie Junger-Moat. ... Read More

The Americas Reelect: George Washington's Ghost

Monday, July 27, 2009  |  openDemocracy

Writing for openDemocracy, Dartmouth's John M. Carey looks at the Latin American trend of holding referendums to pave the way reelection. "[P]residents themselves tend to lack judgment as to when enough is enough," he writes. Adapted from an essay published in the Summer 2009 Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

With Zelaya's Return Prevented, Arias Steps Up as Mediator

Sunday, July 5, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

A stalemate continued after the interim government prevented deposed President Manuel Zelaya from landing his plane in Tegucigalpa. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Zelaya and confirmed that Costa Rican President Óscar Arias agreed to mediate with hopes for a solution. ... Read More