Roger F. Noriega is a former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean) and a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. He coordinates AEI's program on Latin America and writes for the Institute's Latin American Outlook series.
Representatives of Latin America and the Caribbean have chosen Venezuela to represent them in the U.N. Security Council (UNSC). Latin America's nominee to debate matters of "peace and security" will be a country that is among the least peaceful and most insecure in the Americas.
A few months ago, incumbent president Dilma Rousseff appeared to be coasting toward reelection despite a flagging economy. However, in August, political maverick Marina Silva was thrust into the spotlight of Brazil’s presidential campaign after the death of her running mate
Given the economic doldrums facing Brazil, voters in Octobers presidential election will probably base their decision on who is most likely to jumpstart economic growth and unlock their country’s productivity and wealth. The stability and prosperity of a natural US partner and potential global player are at stake.
Moscow's economic future could be fundamentally transformed, if Mexico’s leaders follow through on a transparent, sustained effort to modernize the oil, gas, and electricity sectors and keep government spending and interference from undermining prosperity.
Dozing U.S. diplomats let retired Venezuelan Major General Hugo Carvajal slip away this past weekend, but the fact that Caracas pulled out the stops to keep him from facing U.S. justice has exposed a regime with a very guilty conscience.
The Netherlands’ decision to release powerful retired Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal in Aruba, arrested Wednesday at the request of US law enforcement, is a boon to the narcostate in Caracas. It will make it easier for the Obama administration to continue ignoring the corrupt and repressive regime in Venezuela.
The surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. southwest border should sound the alarm for the President and Congress to lead an international rescue mission to confront murderous narco-traffickers and street gangsters who threaten U.S. security along with the lives and livelihood of millions of Central Americans.
To gain control of, and ultimately secure the US southern border, the administration must focus its attention on helping our partners in Central America do a better job in ensuring the security of their own citizens.