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Reheating Russo-Cuban Relations

Thursday, August 7, 2008

U.S.-Russia tensions escalate over a proposed missile shield in Eastern Europe, sparking rumors that Moscow plans to station bombers in Cuba. Though the origin and veracity of the story remain unclear, Russian leaders called for renewed ties with Cuba after the countries inked a recent oil deal.  ... Read More

The Impact of Salmonella Suspicions

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

As the U.S. FDA shifts suspicions from tomatoes to jalapeños after a major salmonella outbreak, questions arise over how the agency tracks imported produce. From Mexican peppers to Honduran melons, foreign farms feel the impact of the FDA warnings and recent blunders in the salmonella investigation could prompt changes in the agency's monitoring systems.  ... Read More

Interview: FIU's Eduardo Gamarra on Bolivian President Evo Morales' "Riskless" Recall Vote

Monday, August 4, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Bolivia expert Eduardo Gamarra of Florida International University discusses the complex series of referenda taking place in Bolivia, explaining what is behind the political divisions affecting the country. Speaking about Sunday’s recall vote, Gamarra comments that, “The president is basically running a riskless election.” ... Read More

La Emigración, Problema Económico

Friday, August 1, 2008  |  El Universal

En un artículo de opinión para El Universal, Jorge Pinto analiza la problemática de la integración de inmigrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos y sus efectos en las relaciones bilaterales entre México y Estados Unidos. Además, cita ejemplos de iniciativas de integración como la del Consejo de las Américas, la cuál estudia ejemplos de cómo ciertas compañías privadas trabajan para integrar a sus empleados hispanos. ... Read More

La Indiferencia Bipartidista del Sur

Friday, August 1, 2008  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario

En un artículo de opinión para El Diario, Christopher Sabatini explica por qué América Latina se mantiene en un nivel secundario en los radares de política exterior de los Estados Unidos en este año electoral. También analiza los puntos de vista de los presuntos candidatos presidenciales en torno al comercio regional, Cuba, y la reforma migratoria. ... Read More

Dealing without Doha

Friday, August 1, 2008

WTO trade talks froze in Geneva, where booming Brazil played a central role, further strengthening its position as global player and setting the stage for a battle over U.S. ethanol tariffs. As Doha flounders, countries such as Chile and Peru step up bilateral agreements to boost international trade ties.  ... Read More

The Uncertain Fate of Pemex

Tuesday, July 29, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

After experts and officials complete more than two months of debate over how to best resolve Pemex's flagging production, Mexico's opposition party holds referendums on an energy reform package proposed by President Felipe Calderón. But neither the nonbinding referendum nor the long debate have determined Pemex's future structure. ... Read More