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Will Mexico’s Labor Unions Exert New Power Under AMLO?
The Mexican Business Council last month told the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that worker strikes at factories in the northern state of Tamaulipas and blockades of railways by a teachers’ union had cost more than $1 billion…
Turning Back the Clock in Latin America
Even in more stable countries like Chile, disaffection with democracy pervades. Democracy in Latin America is and will always be an evolving issue. In November 2018, a Latinobarometro poll showed that only 48% of Latin Americans believed in democracy as the best form…
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Energy Policy in Argentina: A Conversation with Secretary Gustavo Lopetegui
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Congressional Testimony: Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act
As a close observer of the region, I am deeply troubled by the humanitarian crisis and the dramatic unraveling of democracy under Nicolás Maduro, a brutal and corrupt dictator. A core question raised by this hearing is whether the United States should use military force to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela. My answer, which reflects the position of many other U.S. defense and foreign policy experts, is no. The negative consequences of military action to Venezuela, to the region, and to the interests of the United States are clear and foreseeable.