America Needs More Patriots, Less D.C. Conspiracy Theorists

What certain Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans are doing is unpatriotic. They are engaging in political malpractice, conflating issues, and, in some cases they are, hopefully unwittingly, helping Russian intelligence do what it wants to do in the USA, undermine trust in American political institutions. The Russians and the Chinese, and yes allies the Cubans, have …

Lia Fowler: Colombia-US Engagement and the Danger of Peace Propaganda

The following Guest Dispatch was written by Ms. Lia Fowler, a journalist and former FBI Special Agent. Fowler is a columnist for Periodismo Sin Fronteras and writes for other publications in the U.S. and Latin America. Be sure to follow Lia on Twitter @lia_fowler. In the past two decades, many Latin American countries, including Venezuela, Bolivia, …

Around Town

From the Editors: Best statement from a cabinet secretary, in years:  “North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment,” Secretary of State Tillerson. 23 words. Excellent. A fellow who would know a thing or two, and yes three, about intelligence …

Interview on Radio Martí with Tomas Cardoso & Cary Roque Cardoso

From colleagues at Radio Martí: Tomas Cardoso y Cary Roque Cardoso hablan con el abogado Jason Poblete sobre la reunión bilateral entre los Estados Unidos y Cuba. Maria Victoria Machado madre del artista plástico El Sexto actualiza la situación de su hijo. En la segunda parte Tomas Cardoso y Omar Lopez Montenegro entrevistan al periodista independiente …

Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?

The following post about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was submitted by a colleague and friend in Washington, DC, Ms. Maggie Petito. Ms Petito knows a bit about the antics of the Latin American left in the Andean region and beyond. Ms. Petito is the head of a small anti-corruption rule of law foundation — Foundation …

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Around the Americas

Government of Peru Told by Hedge Fund, Pay Your Bills and forget about Peruvian laws to protect your interests. US Commerce Secretary Pritzker Goes to Cuba – an embargoed country – to ‘promote US trade’. Odd eh? Next stop, North Korea. Former Argentine Spy Chief allegedly linked to the murder of Iranian terrorist hunter and prosecutor may be hiding in …