Peter Hakim

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 00:00
The central question is not about the wisdom of Brazil's decision. It is about whether the Brazilian government rejected the Boeing planes because it had lost confidence in the US government or wanted to make it pay a price for dismissing Brazilian concer
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 00:00
The United States and Latin America might even benefit from a period of disengagement—rather than trying to sustain what has increasingly become, at least for most countries, a largely empty rhetoric of partnership and community
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 00:00
Compared with what the US faces elsewhere in the world, the Latin American agenda is simple and straightforward. It is low risk and relatively high payoff
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 00:00
"Any speculation about Obama's second term has to come mainly from his first-term performance."
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 00:00
Frequently, the U.S. treats Brazil as an interloper in world affairs, which does not match the status it has achieved. For its part, Brazil seems intent on demonstrating its influence by flaunting its independence of the U.S.
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 00:00
Obama's support of India’s permanent membership highlighted his successful visit to New Delhi last year. That is the yardstick against which Brazilians will measure Obama's visit to Rio and Brasilia.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 00:00
Obama's scheduled visit to Brazil in March provides a promising opportunity for both governments to begin repairing the deteriorated relationship.
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 00:00
Dilma will have to take on the entrenched interests of her own party, prevail over sluggish and self-protective bureaucracies and face down multiple other political constraints.
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 00:00
What does President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva do next? After nearly eight years in power, he is viewed across the globe as one of the world most successful presidents. He can andshould aim high when he leaves office on January 1-and rumors have been incre
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 00:00
It is just wrong to argue that there has been "a steady erosion of free elections, free press, and free assembly in Latin America during the past five years."