The Huffington Post

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:54
A $750 million U.S. economic aid package for Central America was touted last year as a way to slow migration into the U.S. by making one of the world’s most violent regions more prosperous. But the March assassination of indigenous land-rights activist Berta Cáceres has shined an international spotlight on the Honduran government’s abysmal human rights record, casting doubt on whether it can meet conditions for claiming a large chunk of the aid money.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson’s op-ed in The New York Times, “Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria,” reveals many of the misguided assumptions that have guided the Obama Administration’s policy of strategic restraint in the Middle East.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:07
This past March, Berta Cáceres, a brave and outspoken indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza. Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director for Amnesty International, noted how “For years, she had been the victim of a sustained campaign of harassment and threats to stop her from defending the rights of indigenous communities.”
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:43
Looking to build on its presence in Djibouti, the U.S. is allegedly seeking sites for a second military base on the African continent - yet this information is largely unknown to the public.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:40
An international jury of independent human rights experts and advocates has found Mexico, the U.S. and key countries of origin of migrants in transit jointly responsible for widespread human rights violations in Mexico, based on hearings held at New York University (NYU) in September 2015. The jury has called for the suspension of U.S. military and police aid to Mexico.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:25
U. S. Presidents will sometimes scheme to preserve a legacy, but the media is strangely silent on the Obama administration's latest move in Haiti. With little fanfare from our shores, Kenneth Merten was appointed as the Haiti Special Coordinator in August 2015. Merten served as the United States Ambassador to Haiti from 2009 to July 2012.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:23
The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and Kissinger’s move into the Middle East, wanted to be dealt with as a serious person.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:14
The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme. The indictments, secured in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called "Operation Naked King," have not been previously reported.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 07:06
Egypt's government resigned Saturday in the face of intense criticism from state-friendly media that reflects growing discontent but stops short of faulting President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, the former general who led the overthrow of an Islamist president two years ago.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 06:28
The Mexican army monitored the movements of 43 students who later went missing for hours before the students were first attacked, and was present when many of them were abducted, according to an investigative report published Sunday in the Mexican magazine Proceso.