Press Mentions

A associação com os militares pode dar a Bolsonaro uma habilidade um pouco maior que a de Trump para inverter o processo eleitoral se ele perder ou estiver convencido de que perderá. Parece que uma eleição apertada em 2022 poderia pôr a democracia do Brasil em perigo.
O STF (Supremo Tribunal Federal) parece ser um ator muito público e político, muito mais do que a maioria dos outros tribunais, incluindo a Suprema Corte dos Estados Unidos.
Cuando [PDVSA] no encuentra mercados, en lugar de dejar de producir [petróleo] trata de usar la máxima cantidad de inventario posible, entonces también puede exportar más en un mes porque tiene petróleo de sobra en almacenamiento que está esperando para ser exportado.
Las protestas han puesto a Cuba en la agenda de Washington otra vez. Pero al mismo tiempo han hecho muy difícil, si no imposible, que la administración Biden levante las medidas punitivas [impuestas por su antecesor]. Si Biden intenta suavizar y flexibilizar hacia un enfoque más humanitario [él] será duramente criticado por los republicanos, por ceder demasiado al régimen.
[The Biden administration] appear[s] to have learned some lessons from the past. Today’s [White House] team [is] more clear-eyed about the problem of political will on the part of the region’s governments... The administration’s efforts were promising and could yield inroads that make conditions marginally better in a profoundly troubled region.
We’ve had a tendency to neglect Latin America. It’s a region that’s far too often overlooked and as a result, we’re always reacting. I think we need a coherent long-term strategy toward the region that goes beyond the Northern Triangle.
The history of US military intervention in Haiti has not been an altogether happy one. The request for troops is probably not widely shared in Haitian society, which has grown skeptical of the role of external actors in national affairs. While the situation compels some involvement, sending US troops to stabilize the situation would be very risky and would likely result in a longer-term engagement.   
US military intervention in Haiti or Cuba would be a huge mistake. Instead, the Pentagon should dedicate more resources to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the region, and to countering China’s predatory economics and illegal fishing.
[The current administration] is just not going to make themselves politically vulnerable by lifting the sanctions, rolling back the Trump policies, when the Republicans will immediately hammer away at it and say it is a gift to the Cuban regime. Biden was caught off guard and [the administration has] to figure out the right narrative for this and get out in front of it.
Diaz-Canel’s back is against the wall here because there have been unprecedented massive protests. It was only in April that he became head of the Communist Party and he lacks the aura that the Castros had, so he’s not in a very strong position here. He does have the apparatus of the Cuban regime and the security forces, but they’ve not had to contend with such a serious challenge to their authority in the past.
El historial de Estados Unidos en Haití no es muy feliz, y cualquier despliegue militar sería recibido con un escepticismo generalizado en la sociedad haitiana. Hay poco interés y apoyo para enviar tropas estadounidenses, especialmente a la luz de la reciente retirada de Afganistán. Si bien el presidente Biden quiere volver a comprometerse con el mundo, ha dejado en claro que Estados Unidos no debe estar en el negocio de la construcción de una nación y que la atención y los recursos deben concentrarse en la desalentadora agenda interna.
Estados Unidos debería involucrarse más en Haití. En los últimos años, Washington lamentablemente ha estado ausente y ha ignorado la situación allí. Sin embargo, un mayor compromiso no debería significar enviar tropas estadounidenses, sino emplear otros medios más diplomáticos para trabajar con diversos líderes haitianos y tratar de ayudar a estabilizar la situación.