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Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change ‘historic’

While President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday that he will normalize relations with Cuba is the biggest diplomatic breakthrough with the island after six decades of hostilities, his speech may have been less “historic” than he portrayed it, according to numerous U.S. congressional sources and Cuba experts.


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Brazil makes it hard to back key U.N. reforms

Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the U.N. Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers. But they are not likely to succeed, and it’s partly their own fault.

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Beggars to China Can’t Be Choosers

The Ominous Loss of Sovereign Negotiations for Caribbean, LatAm Nations. While many look at the China-CELAC forum as an event that will strengthen cooperation and deepen ties between China and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the results of this meeting may be starkly different than what is being envisioned.


Giant crocodile fossil discovered in northern Colombia

Scientists in northern Colombia have discovered the fossilized remains of a nearly 900-pound crocodile that roamed the earth 65 million years ago.


Why We Can Break the Grip of Latin America’s Incumbents

On January 22, 2016, Evo Morales began his third consecutive term as Bolivian president, set to govern until the year 2020. Meanwhile, on March 1, Tabaré Vázquez will return to power in Uruguay, after having left office only five years ago.

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Beware a Leftist Landslide in Bolivia

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has gone on record saying he aims to win reelection  with 74 percent of the popular vote. Whether that was a prediction or an order, he didn't say. Yet even Morales's harshest detractors allow that the only doubt about the Oct. 12 election is the size of his landslide.


Animal Whose Numbers Please No One

While hunting the animal here is legal, the culling of Tierra del Fuego’s guanaco herds is setting off a fierce debate over the fragile recovery of a native species and the sway of powerful ranching and logging interests, which contend that rising numbers of guanacos are competing with sheep for pasture and foraging in commercial hardwood