US policy can be counterintuitive: while politicians might have caring words for the Cuban people, they have taken significantly more action on the situation in Tigray. Although executive offices addressed both international crises, the Cuban riots seemed to elicit a strong public response and the Ethiopian crisis a more diplomatic one.
Cartels across Central America were created in part due to American policies and intervention, another reason why foreign cartels are a problem for America at home and abroad.
There is trouble in paradise. Ongoing political unrest in Haiti and Cuba have dominated headlines and have even led to talks of potential U.S. military intervention. The recent increase in American attention on the Caribbean is a reminder of the region’s often-overlooked strategic significance.
Image: "Caravana Migrante en la Ciudad de México," Wikimedia Commons By Ian Elliot In spite of a heavy fall news cycle, the Central American refugee crisis has dominated the mainstream media for several weeks. Of course, this is in no small part due to a concerted Republican effort to place it at the forefront of … Continue reading Roots of the Refugee Crisis
By Ian Elliott Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2007, copyright World Economic Forum The year is 2010. Jim O’Neill, then chairman of Goldman Sacs, has just claimed that President Lula da Silva is the “most successful G20 policy maker of the last decade.” Brazil has recently hosted a … Continue reading Democracy and Corruption in Brazil
The United States has taken a convoluted and inconsistent stance on Honduras.