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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 Filippo Ponz de Leon, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on May 15, 2013 | 1 CommentDear Editor, The increasing number of journalists murdered in Mexico could not be more troubling to those committed to the international human rights movement. It certainly requires greater scrutiny due to its strong correlation with drug trafficking throughout Latin America. However, your article titled “Mexican Journalists March Against Attacks on...
By Pamela F. Izaguirre, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on May 6, 2013 | No CommentsCOHA Research on Immigration is an analysis of immigration-related measures being intermittently issued by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. On April 10, thousands of immigration reform supporters gathered together in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. to rally for the inclusion of a reliable path to citizenship for...
By Pamela F. Izaguirre and Darya Vakulenko, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on April 10, 2013 | 2 CommentsOn March 19, 2013, the Director of Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) of the Russian Federation, Viktor Ivanov, arrived in Nicaragua to encourage the development of deeper cooperation in curbing drug trafficking. During his visit, Ivanov participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for laying the foundation of a new regional counter-drug...
By Pamela F. Izaguirre, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on March 25, 2013 | No Comments
By Gene Bolton, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on March 12, 2013 | No CommentsElba Esther Gordillo, famously known as the “the Teacher” or “La Maestra,” was arrested on February 26 for allegedly embezzling some $150 million USD. As head of Mexico’s teachers’ union for 24 years, Gordillo was known for her extravagant lifestyle, which included shopping at expensive clothing outlets, traveling on private...