Asking the UN to Leave Guatemala, Too Little, But Not Too Late

This weekend in Guatemala, the duly elected president of the Guatemalan people made a completely legal decision to expel an unelected international organization from Guatemala. Certain globalists, the Left as well as their fellow travelers are, of course, unhinged, but it was the right decision. While President Jimmy Morales’s decision is a day late and …

Until Safety of All Americans Can Be Guaranteed, Maybe It’s Time to Temporarily Shut Down Post Havana

Reports that U.S. government personnel, as many as 16, were injured on Cuban soil should set off alarm bells in this town. For now, however, a lot of tumbleweed and puzzled looks of whodunnit. Official accounts offered by State Department spokesman Heather Nauert are scant on details. What is clear is that he Obama administration …

Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday

The political situation in Venezuela continues to go from bad to worse. If you’re in the camp that believes saving democratic institutions stood a chance in Venezuela, yesterday should serve as your last wake up call. Stop hitting the political snooze button. Democracy is dead in Venezuela. In my book, democracy has been dead in …

Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanctions

On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorists groups in Latin America. I started studying the matter while I was attending graduate school at Georgetown University in the mid-1990s. At the time, it …

Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials with Horizontal Well Drillers and the government have signed an MOU worth close to $1.3 billion. In the overall scheme of things, it …

Breaking Up the D.C. Latin America Policy Cartel

It was Fourth of July recess week in Washington, D.C. this week. A good time of the year to catch up with colleagues, especially those working on Capitol Hill. One of the many meetings I had this week focused on recent developments in the Western Hemisphere, especially Latin America and the Caribbean. Frankly, some of the …

Obama Cuba Deal Hurt American Farmers, Will Fare Better With Trump

Ever since President Donald Trump announced that he wanted a better deal on Cuba for U.S. taxpayers, opponents of Trump’s new approach have been lamented it will hurt American businesses, especially agriculture and others in the food industry. The U.S. Agriculture Coalition of Cuba, for example, issued a press release stating its members were “disappointed” …