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Latin American Resilience

No matter what comes to mind when you think of Latin America, “Resilience,” the photography exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes, will challenge long-held concepts, ideas and stereotypes of this vast and diverse region.

Latin American Reslilience

No matter what comes to mind when you think of Latin America, “Resilience,” the photography exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes, will challenge long-held concepts, ideas and stereotypes of this vast and diverse region.

Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

Roberto Zamora, the attorney who successfully fought for the adoption of peace as a human right in Costa Rican law,  will be in Washington, D.C.  to meet with members of the Human Rights Commission of the Organization of the American States (OAS) regarding his petition questioning the constitutionality of the free trade agreement, CAFTA.

Honduran Coup: The U.S. Connection

There is growing evidence that the United States was more than a bit player in the Honduran coup, writes columnist Conn Hallinan.

Electoral Hypocrisy in Latin America

When it comes to changing term limits on Latin American presidents, U.S. lawmakers and pundits are applying a double standard–at least in Honduras and Colombia.

Hypocrisy and the Honduran Coup

The United States needs to stop supporting coups — of all political stripes — and start supporting actual democracy.

School of Coups

The Honduran coup highlights why the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, which replaced the School of the Americas, must be scrapped.

Revamping Plan Colombia

Bogotá and Washington are negotiating an agreement for five military bases in Colombia that would escalate the U.S. military’s presence in the region.

Behind the Honduran Coup

It’s a mistake to understand Honduras (or Latin America more generally) as driven by Cold War style conflicts between a pro-U.S. bloc and a pro-Chávez bloc.

Is The War On Drugs Coming to An End?

Tipping points are easy to identify in retrospect, but much more difficult to predict in advance. What prospects does an Obama administration pose for the disastrous war on drugs? Using a multimedia presentation, IPS Fellow Sanho Tree will examine the confluence of factors that could spark a change in the political consensus supporting the drug war as well as the obstacles to change. Sanho returned from Colombia in March, 2009. 

Space is limited so please pre-register!

Words and Deeds in Trinidad

President Obama charted a new direction for U.S. policy toward Latin America. Now it’s time for him — and his allies — to make good on the promise.