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Despite Obama’s opening to Cuba, expect no meaningful steps toward liberalization of any kind from the Castro regime.

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The president has made a dangerous bet by normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Making unilateral concessions in a way that will resuscitate a gasping dictatorship that is the single biggest obstacle to freedom for the Cuban people is illogical and indefensible.

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Despite a new shift to normalize relations between Cuba and the US, the Cuban regime remains a dictatorship that violates the human rights of its citizens.

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Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.

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Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos is mistakenly betting his presidency on unpopular peace talks with the FARC.

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Relatives hold pictures of missing students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro Burgos, during a protest march demanding the government find them, in Chilpancingo, Guerrero November 14, 2014. Reuters

The recent kidnapping and probable murder of 43 students at the hands of corrupt local officials in Iguala, Mexico, should prompt the United States to invigorate security cooperation with Mexico to fight crime and secure the border.

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Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) talks to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro during the opening ceremony of the ALBA-TCP Extraordinary Ebola summit in Havana October 20, 2014.  Reuters

Latin American leaders have prioritized the interests of Cuba and Venezuela over their very own-risking the region’s image in the global marketplace.

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Corruption and violence surround the investigation of the missing student case in Mexico, undermining the president’s efforts to portray the country as stable.

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