Venezuela is approaching a pivotal moment this weekend. Has the U.S. ceded too much leadership in the region to make a difference?
President Moreno may not be a newfound ally for the U.S., but he is a reminder that today the greatest challenges to U.S. interests in the region aren’t ideological but criminality, poor governance and populism.
A bipartisan bill from the U.S. Congress does what the Venezuelan government and others should have done long ago: offer assistance to its long-suffering citizens. Maduro isn’t likely to accept, but will other countries step up?
Here’s what President Trump’s proposed, 30% cut in the State Department and USAID’s budget will mean for development assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Pan-hemispheric solidarity and unity has long been a dream of independence fighters, politicians, academics and dreamers. Given the state of the Americas today, you can forget about it.