In South Africa, a Simple Handshake Provokes a Predictably Irrational Response

In South Africa, a Simple Handshake Provokes a Predictably Irrational Response

By: Keith Bolender, Guest Scholar at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

What is undoubtedly the most famous handshake of the year has resulted in a predictable, visceral response. A simple, unassuming act of civility between President…

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Water and Sovereignty throughout the Western Hemisphere

Water and Sovereignty throughout the Western Hemisphere

By: Thomas Abbot, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

  While water issues are quite complex, among the most common themes running through the treatment of water in the Western Hemisphere are issues of…

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Is the Cuban Embargo Eternal?

Is the Cuban Embargo Eternal?

By: Tim Ashby, Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Former senior official at the United States Commerce Department, and current best-selling author.

Commenting on the rueful recent passing of Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama referred to the legendary South African figure as “one of the most influential,…

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Passing of Nelson Mandela Unlikely to Pave the Way for Major U.S. Policy Reform on Cuba

Passing of Nelson Mandela Unlikely to Pave the Way for Major U.S. Policy Reform on Cuba

By: Coha Staff

Warm regards are not likely to be followed by pacts of political courage or any indication that the U.S. leader will replace the historical apathy…

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International Election Monitors in Honduras: Do They Ensure Clean Elections or Whitewash Fraud?

International Election Monitors in Honduras: Do They Ensure Clean Elections or Whitewash Fraud?

By: Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice

This article was originally published on Wednesday, December 11 by UPSIDE DOWN WORLD ( www.upsidedownworld.org) Para leer la versión en español de este artículo, por favor…

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Venezuela and the Battle Against Transgenic Seeds

By: Frederick B. Mills, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University and William Camacaro, MFA, Member of the Bolivarian Circle of New York "Alberto Lovera"

Over the past two months, efforts to introduce a bill in the Venezuelan National Assembly that could have paved the way for the entrance of…

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