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The Ruling Party Tries to Secure Its Future

The Ruling Party Tries to Secure Its Future

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Top US diplomat to visit an increasingly isolated Venezuela

Top US diplomat to visit an increasingly isolated Venezuela

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Obama’s pick as ambassador to Cuba has ’0% chance’ of approval, union says

Obama’s pick as ambassador to Cuba has ’0% chance’ of approval, union says

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Brazil Struggling To Compete Thanks To Government, Corruption

Brazil Struggling To Compete Thanks To Government, Corruption

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A chance for peace in Colombia

A chance for peace in Colombia

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Concern as Venezuela Refuses to Accept Aid

Concern as Venezuela Refuses to Accept Aid

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Colombia’s road to peace marred by multiple obstacles

Colombia’s road to peace marred by multiple obstacles

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Brazil’s Economy Probably Starting to Rebound, Moody’s Says

Brazil’s Economy Probably Starting to Rebound, Moody’s Says

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Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti

Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti

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Obama Needs to Step Up the Pressure on Venezuela

Obama Needs to Step Up the Pressure on Venezuela

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Brazil’s Former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci Arrested as Part of Corruption Investigation

Brazil’s Former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci Arrested as Part of Corruption Investigation

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JOINT STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENTS OF EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, AND HONDURAS, AND THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENTS OF EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, AND HONDURAS, AND THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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For Colombia, a flawed peace is better than war

For Colombia, a flawed peace is better than war

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US’ Lew Praises Argentina Reforms, Offers Tax Help

US’ Lew Praises Argentina Reforms, Offers Tax Help

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John Kerry tells Maduro he’s ‘deeply concerned’ with situation in Venezuela

John Kerry tells Maduro he’s ‘deeply concerned’ with situation in Venezuela

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Santos Sets a Trap for Colombians

Santos Sets a Trap for Colombians

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Venezuela opposition at crossroads as 2016 recall hopes fade

Venezuela opposition at crossroads as 2016 recall hopes fade

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Colombian president to sign peace deal with Farc rebels today

Colombian president to sign peace deal with Farc rebels today

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Traders Skeptical Mexico Can Avoid Downgrade As Debt Surges

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ROYCE, ENGEL STATEMENT ON VENEZUELAN OBSTRUCTION OF RECALL REFERENDUM PROCESS

ROYCE, ENGEL STATEMENT ON VENEZUELAN OBSTRUCTION OF RECALL REFERENDUM PROCESS

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During the last several decades, the United States has invested billions of dollars in trying to help the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean deliver better lives for their citizens. This has meant helping them increase internal security by combating the illicit growing and trafficking in narcotics and the activities of terrorist groups, as well as helping them to shore up their democratic and free market institutions.

Unfortunately, in recent years, continued progress in these areas has been threatened, not least by the elections of radical populist governments in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador. These governments have instituted retrograde agendas that include the propagation of class warfare, state domination of the economy, assaults on private property, anti-Americanism, support for such international pariahs as Iran, and lackluster support for regional counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics initiatives.

We are a group of concerned policy experts that fear the results of these destructive agendas for individual freedom, prosperity, and the well-being of the peoples of the region. Our goal is to inform American policymakers and American and international public opinion of the dangers of these radical populist regimes to inter-American security.