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London and Quito Navigate Uncertain Waters

Romney's Policy on Latin America: Not Much to Look At

This article examines the likely consequences that a Romney White House would have on the United States' policy towards Latin America. Based on his statements at the VFW convention and those articulated in his foreign policy white paper, it is clear that Romney would seek to draw Latin America back to a time of U.S. hegemony in the region. His commentary is needlessly belligerent and indicates he would do far more harm than his immediate predecessors.
This article was prepared by Veronica Salas, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read full article, click here.

An Interview with the President of the Republic of Paraguay, Dr. Federico Franco Gómez

On July 3, 2012, Peter Tase, a former Peace Corp volunteer and until recently a research fellow at the Washington-based Council on Hemispheric Affairs, interviewed Dr. Federico Franco Gómez, the de facto and constitutional President of the Republic of Paraguay, at the presidential palace in Asunción. The two discussed President Franco’s agenda for internal reform and development, Paraguay’s foreign relations, and the critics of his ascension to the presidency. COHA is publishing this interview as a contribution to the debate over how the inter-American community should resolve whether the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo was of an extra-constitutional basis.
This interview was conducted by Peter Tase, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
Interview can be seen in both English and Spanish here.

London and Quito Navigate Uncertain Waters in the Julian Assange Quandry

On Thursday August 16, the Ecuadorian government granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. The controversy over Assange's extradition to Sweden has turned into a diplomatic quandary between London and Quito and another setback for the U.K.'s Latin American policy.
This article was prepared by Sarah Slater, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read full article, click here.

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