Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:36
Despite U.S.-coordinated programs and initiatives, the migration crisis in the Northern Triangle continues to pose a challenge to border security and human security.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:40
Through much of recent Colombian history, the United States has been an immense influence in shaping the country’s reality, with most of U.S. policy directed to the intent of solving the intense conflict between armed groups and the Colombian government. Much of this effort has also been promoted to protect U.S. national interests as a sort of lateral benefit.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:36
Yet again, meaningful democracy in Haiti has been eluded in favor of short-term stability.[1] Although a new date for elections was decided last January, no conditions close to being fair and democratic have been met. After months of electoral processes were thought as lacking transparency, it is clear that recent elections were found to be highly dubious and fraudulent that would not bring stability to the country.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 07:11
Recent events have caused some politicians and top officials decisions’ to switch parties or resign, but the scandal has not affected Guatemala’s relationship with the United States. The Obama Administration has upheld its pattern of “see no evil” in continuing the process of granting $1 billion USD in aid to Guatemala, raising the question of the U.S. commitment to fighting corruption and human rights violations.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 06:12
A long-awaited revival of U.S.-Cuban relations following the Obama Administration’s gradual easing of the half-century embargo against Cuba has kick-started a modest dialogue surrounding the normalization of economic relations between the two countries. While it is certainly an impediment to an agenda on any U.S.-Cuban relations, the economic embargo is not the only factor that inhibits a diplomatic rapprochement. Another long-standing obstacle in the contentious relationship between Washington and Havana that fuels the simmering indignation among Cuban authorities is the continued U.S. occupation of Guantanamo.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 07:49
Forensic studies have determined that the cholera outbreak was caused by an Asian strain of the Vibrio cholera bacteria, which was brought to Haiti by Nepalese members of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces. Due to lack of proper oversight and management by the U.N. engineer-in-charge, an inadequate sanitation system left Haitians vulnerable to the disease.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:21
Although the U.S. government has played an active role in attempting to reduce drug trafficking rates, the flow of narcotics continues to reach new records, with more smugglers transporting drugs directly from South America to Puerto Rico.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 07:22
In spite of ongoing tensions in Ukraine, which have seriously soured relations between Russia and the U.S. & Europe, Moscow has not altogether forgotten the Western Hemisphere.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 00:00
Colombian agrarian, indigenous, and Afro-descendant groups convened at a National Agrarian Summit on Saturday, (...) to vent their anger with the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 00:00
With the World Cup and the presidential elections approaching (in June and October respectively), the nation's Congress is trying to assuage the public outrage following cameraman's death in order to fast-track an anti-terrorism law.