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By Alyssandra Jaquith and Beatrice Loayza, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on June 10, 2013 | 1 CommentOn Tuesday, June 11, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will make his first official visit to the White House in an effort to establish what Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth calls a “strategic cooperation partnership” with the United States. In the wake of President Obama’s recent trips to...
By BY W. Alejandro Sanchez, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, and Kimberly Bullard, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on May 21, 2013 | No CommentsIn mid January 2013, the inhabitants of Chile’s Easter Island carried out major protests, declaring that the central government in Santiago had largely forgotten them and had failed to contribute to the island’s growth and development. An article in the British daily The Guardian explained how some islanders had even...
By Dr. Ronn Pineo, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Towson University on April 1, 2013 | 9 Comments“Hugo Chávez’s Rotten Legacy” bequeathed by The Economist offers many sloppy factual errors regarding the memory of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. In its shamelessly ideologized bushwacking of the Venezuelan leader, Chávez is presented as an anti-democratic, autocratic, and anti-private business zealot, as he allegedly cynically buys votes for himself by...
By Joel Jaeger, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
By Hannah Stone, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on January 23, 2013 | 21 CommentsThe trial of captured Shining Path leader “Comrade Artemio” has begun in Peru, with the guerrilla commander denying links to drug trafficking or terrorism. Florindo Eleuterio Flores, known by the alias “Comrade Artemio,” is standing trial at Callao naval base outside Lima. The first hearing was on Wednesday, and the...
By W. Alex Sanchez, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on January 7, 2013 | 3 CommentsAt the time of this writing, the Western Hemisphere, and Venezuela in particular, continues to wait for news regarding the fate of President Hugo Chavez, who is in a Cuban hospital recuperating from several rounds of surgery meant to treat his recurring cancer. The Venezuelan leader was re-elected for a...