Americas Quarterly

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The discovery of a Brazilian terrorist cell that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS provides an opportunity for Brazil to address weaknesses in its counterterrorism framework.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:42
President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the group’s rapporteur for Mexico James Cavallaro doesn’t pull punches in saying that the Mexican government failed to cooperate with the IACHR's panel of international experts that was sent to investigate the case.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:32
As Brazil is consumed by the worst political and economic crisis in decades, the country has turned inward. This has contributed to a regional power vacuum and a sense of paralysis when it comes to devising regional approaches to South America's most pressing challenges.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:43
The $750 million U.S. aid package negotiated for the Northern Triangle countries is less than the Barack Obama administration originally sought. Relative to both past commitments and money pledged elsewhere in the world, it is modest. Nevertheless, it is a useful start. So the question is: What should the funds focus on?
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:33
The Brazilian public appears to be arriving at the conclusion that nobody currently on the political stage is competent or clean enough to address the enormous crises facing the country.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:13
Reducing violence is not about controlling violent neighborhoods or even about controlling violent people. It is about inducing people to control themselves. That’s it. The best policing comes when no police are required.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 07:31
The Intercept has reported that National Security Agency documents released by WikiLeaks show the NSA's list of targets in Brazil was broader than previously known.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 06:31
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in their respective capitals on July 20, officially restoring diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 06:37
In a hopeful sign, FARC negotiators announced that they expect to reach an agreement for the “handover” of children under the age of 15 who are within their ranks. According to a statement, the guerrilla’s negotiators hope to “finalize, together with the government delegation, the protocols needed to make good on this promise during the course of” the next round of peace talks.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:00
There were 600 fewer homicides in Honduras as compared to the same period last year, President Juan Orlando Hernández announced on Monday.