Trump Re-Orientation of U.S. Cuba Policy Long Overdue, It Will Help U.S. Companies Make Informed Decisions

President Donald Trump’s re-orientation of policy, outlined primarily in his National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba (NSPM-5) was long overdue. NSPM-5, the U.S. Code, and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations will help you filter out the political noise. There is a lot of misinformation being disseminated about …

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, …

Obama “Gave” Intelligence to Russia, via Communist Cuba

With all the hullabaloo over what President Trump may or may not have shared, verbally and legally, in the Oval Office with Russian officials, some perspective. In addition to prematurely removing Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list, President Obama issued an Executive Order that, in the view of some experts, recklessly ordered U.S. intelligence …

Latin America Needs Reminding, Russian Meddling Not Welcome

Last week Russian officials bragged about it how Russia defense industries since 2001 have sold more than $10 billion in weapons systems to several nations in Latin America. Assuming that figure is correct, and considering the region, that is $10 billion too high. This week Newsweek reports that Russian defense agencies are targeting several South American …

Time to Designate WikiLeaks a Foreign Terrorist Organization, Or Create a New Targeting Category to Make It So

During a speech last week at a Washington, D.C. think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Director of Central Intelligence Mike Pompeo shot an excellent political broadside at WikiLeaks: It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. …

Proposed Wyoming Law Would Ban Investments, Certain Business with Iran, Cuba Connections

Residents of the state of Wyoming know a thing or two, more like several billion dollars a years worth of knowledge, when it comes to international trade. On January 17, 2017, several influential members of the Wyoming legislature filed a bill that reinforces American values by “prohibiting the investment of Wyoming state funds Iran or Cuba.” Over …

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

“When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children,” Whittaker Chambers, Witness. For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, …