Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
They did it! After pre-announcing that no major decisions would result from Cancun talks and nearly two weeks of debates and discussions, the army of international climate change negotiators reached an agreement fully in line with the low expectations for it.
Repeal of DADT came with a catch.
Venezuela tests the fast-food waters.
Conflicts between state and federal security agencies in Mexico exacerbate the situation.
Crime syndicates and militias need to provide benefits to communities to survive.
Cancun promises to be calm to a fault.
In the war against drug cartels, Mexican police and military often work at cross-purposes to each other.
Grassroots social movements helped put left-leaning Latin American governments in place -- that doesn't mean ongoing relationships have been easy.
Almost two years after President Obama promised to close Guantanamo, unnamed administration officials are predicting that the prison will remain open "for the foreseeable future."