Press Mentions

En sus casi dos años de gobierno, el magnate ha dejado en ridículo a aliados históricos de Washington como Alemania, Francia, Canadá, entre otros. En este sentido, es completamente diferente a cualquier otro presidente en la historia de Estados Unidos.
U.S. aid alone did not bring stability and peace to Colombia. But lessons could be learned from Plan Colombia even though it did not resolve the drug problem. The main impact was enabling the Colombian state to assert itself and gain control over its territory and stabilize an extremely violent situation. 
Another important lesson [from Plan Colombia] is that it took time and heavy resources on the ground. In Plan Colombia, there was tremendous engagement in the level of training, cooperation, advisory and a wide range of support. That has not been sufficient in Central America. Furthermore, Colombia had a stronger state and stronger institutional development than the Northern Triangle countries, so the challenge is even greater in some ways. And the experience with U.S. policy on Latin America is that threats usually don’t work very well. I’m doubtful that it will work in this case either.
El armisticio de Trump con López Obrador tenía que terminar en cuanto Trump empezara su campaña y reanudara sus ataques a México. Trump está midiendo los límites de la postura acomodaticia de López Obrador.
La economía mexicana no está boyante, y el gobierno no tiene los recursos para mantener a miles de personas o darles trabajo. Este asunto tensará aún más la ya de por sí seria situación fiscal del país.
Rusia es un gran obstáculo en la estrategia de Estados Unidos. Rusia es uno de los pocos países, junto con China y Cuba, que están apoyando a Maduro, precisamente cuando Estados Unidos está presionando por una transición democrática. La presencia de tropas rusas es una muestra de apoyo y solidaridad con el régimen de Maduro.  
El auge en la producción de coca en Colombia durante los últimos cinco años alarma al gobierno y al Congreso de Estados Unidos, y preocupa tanto a republicanos como demócratas. El tema está al tope de la agenda bilateral, más aún cuando halcones de la guerra contra las drogas ocupan cargos en la administración Trump. Es poco probable que en esta se hable de “responsabilidad compartida”, como lo hacían presidentes anteriores.
The highest levels of Venezuela's military are essentially sustaining Maduro's hold on power. The Trump administration should focus on that challenge, not by issuing threats and ultimatums to the generals, which hasn't worked, but rather by trying to arrange and facilitate serious negotiations to strike a deal that would pave the way for a democratic transition. It's certain to be a complicated, difficult task, but without it, it is hard to have much confidence that the crisis can be resolved.
The Russians are seeking to project power close to the U.S., as they have done in the past, and also show solidarity and support for the Maduro regime. The U.S. knows that Russia can give Maduro some oxygen and breathing space but lacks the capacity or will to save Venezuela. But should Washington eventually pursue a military option in Venezuela, the Russians would not be prepared to protect Maduro.
Ex-presidentes, CEOs e ministros foram para a cadeia, enquanto em outros, as investigações não avançaram [...] Os sistemas judiciais que tiveram maior sucesso são caracterizados por independência do Ministério Público, capacidade técnica, uso de instrumentos como delação premiada, apoio da sociedade civil e imprensa independente. 
Many of these leaders that are pushing for the Prosur initiative criticized UNASUR for being a politicized institution that responded to the interests of left-wing leaders such as Hugo Chavez or Lula in Brazil […] I think they are doing the exact same thing with Prosur. How would this institution survive after the incumbents leave office? That is the key question. If we are going to create new institutions every time there is a political shift in Latin America then we are not going to build real sustainable integration.