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[OP-ED]: Trump: For the love of Putin

 07/18/2017 - 11:46
Perhaps Trump just admires Putin as a leader. Perhaps he has bought into his senior adviser Steve Bannon’s worldview in which Russia is not an ideological foe but a cultural friend, a white Christian country battling swarthy Muslims. EFE 

The latest revelations about Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign are useful because they might help unravel the mystery that has always been at the center of this story. Why has Trump had such a rosy attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin? It is such an unusual position for Trump that it begs for some kind of explanation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:37am

[OP-ED]: On North Korea, hope is not a strategy

 07/11/2017 - 15:46
Kim Jong Un is a young man but has been highly effective at preserving his authority. He has secured the support of the military and sidelined or killed anyone who threatened his grip on power -- including his uncle and, allegedly, his half-brother. EFE

In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

Mexico determined to find agreement on Venezuelan crisis

 06/21/2017 - 02:39
The General Secretary of OAS Luis Almagro (L) and President of the General Assembly and and Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray (C) and the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS Nestor Mendez, attend the first plenary of the 47th General Organization of American States (OAS) Assembly in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 20 June 2017. EPA/Mario Guzman

Mexico"s Foreign Minister is determined to ensure that the upcoming final day of the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States (OAS) on Wednesday will not end without any agreement on the crisis in Venezuela, the key issue that will define the success or failure of the summit.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:30am
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Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
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White House wants Cuba to have less US funds, more respect for human rights

 06/14/2017 - 01:44
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, 'Review of the FY2018 State Department Budget Request', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump is expected to announce this Friday in Miami the results of the overhaul he set in motion, as soon has he took power, of the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba, begun by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:30am
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"Make Our Planet Great Again": world reacts to Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Deal

 06/02/2017 - 04:39
US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

There has been widespread international condemnation after President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Mr Trump said the accord punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:15am
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