Foreign Policy

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 18:25

Greetings from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where the Ninth bi-annual Conference of Ministers of Defense of the Americas has just ended. It was four days of discussions and meetings between defense delegations from every country in the region except Cuba and Honduras, the two countries currently suspended from the Organization of American States.

The main issues discussed were

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 14:25

Dilma Rouseff won a resounding victory in Brazil's October 31 presidential elections. What will be the impact on Brazil's foreign relations, relations with the United States, and regional security? Adam talks to Sam Logan of Southern Pulse.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 03:50


Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 15:38

This month, three new U.S. ambassadors to Latin American countries were confirmed. On August 5th, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Rose Likins to be Ambassador to Peru and Peter Michael McKinley to be Ambassador to Colombia.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 07:37

In a provocative article published yesterday in the Argentine newspaper La Nación, Carlos Pagni analyzes political and power interests behind diplomatic relations in South America. The article highlights the “new” role Argentina is playing in the Western Hemisphere’s political scene.

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 05:27

Adam talks about Colombia's charges that Venezuela is helping the FARC guerrillas, the validity of Colombia's appeals to the OAS and UNASUR, and the reasons why Colombia may have brought its complaint now. This podcast was recorded the evening of July 29, while UNASUR foreign ministers were meeting – and ultimately failing - to resolve the crisis.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 13:19

On July 15, Colombia’s Defense Ministry abruptly held a press conference to denounce that high-ranking leaders of the FARC guerrilla group are present in neighboring Venezuela.

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:21

Twenty-seven members of the U.S.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 15:11

This post was written by CIP intern Sarah Kinosian

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 14:59

Yesterday, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela traveled to La Paz, Bolivia, where he met with Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca. Valenzuela's quick trip sought to start talks about the bilateral framework agreement that could lead to the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations between the two countries.