Castro shows old tactics

The Americas summit that ended in Panamá will almost certainly be remembered for its symbolism of reconciliation. President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro shook hands and sat down for talks. The region’s leaders cheered.

Latam Will Not Tackle Corruption in Panama

When Latin American heads of state sat down in Panama City starting Friday for the 7th Summit of the Americas, one empty chair will stand out. Officially, Chilean President  Michelle Bachelet will stay home to oversee the reconstruction of stretches of northern Chile devastated by torrential rains and flash floods.


The Post hails the courageous effort President Obama and his counter part President Raúl castro to end  the last vestiges of the Cold War, which have caused great damage to the hemisphere.

Obama Looks to Cuba Thaw to Win Back Latam

Obama and President Raul Castro are expected to interact at summit events for the first time since shaking hands at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in 2013, while the State Department could remove the Communist government from the list of state sponsors of terrorism this week.

The OAS House of Cards

Human-Rights Abuses Place Legitimacy on a Precipice. Civil-society groups from several countries, especially Cuba and Venezuela, will remind the heads of state about the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

Argentina’s elections give reasons for hope

The race for Argentina’s October presidential elections has started with a big surprise: pro-business Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri is ahead in several polls, and has a chance of ending 12 years of leftist-populist Kirchner family-led Peronist governments.