Latin America

Paraguay and Argentina: agreements that bind
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Paraguay and Argentina: agreements that bind

The bi-national hydroelectric power station Yacyretá has begun to work at full capacity, 38 years after its construction began, and today stands as a symbol of the willingness both governments are showing to integrate. Juan Carlos Díaz Guerrero With a past and recent history of challenges to overcome, presidents Fernando […]

The Platt amendment: an old nightmare
Latin America

The Platt amendment: an old nightmare

Current US policy toward Cuba is a historic anachronism that stems from failed attempts to turn the clock back by a century to the interventionist era in which this agreement was signed. Marta Denis Valle Political and military interference by the White House in other countries, which is now escalating […]

Venezuela: solving housing problems
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Venezuela: solving housing problems

President Hugo Chávez announced the construction of two million houses by 2017, a goal propped up by actions for identifying needs and suitable sites. Chávez ratified the commitment to solve the structural problems inherited from previous governments, an endeavor in which the support from national groups and countries like Belarus, […]

Anti-Sandinista rebels cornered
Latin America

Anti-Sandinista rebels cornered

While public support grows for the Sandinista National Liberal Front (FSLN), opposition parties appear determined to use the full force of their power to prevent a new defeat in the upcoming November elections. Alfredo G. Pierrat With a week to go before the date set by the Supreme Electoral Council […]