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Impeachment Trial of President Dilma Rousseff Set to Start in Brazil Senate

Impeachment Trial of President Dilma Rousseff Set to Start in Brazil Senate

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Colombia’s President Rushing Vote on Deal With Rebels

Colombia’s President Rushing Vote on Deal With Rebels

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One explanation of how democracy died in Venezuela

One explanation of how democracy died in Venezuela

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Iranian envoy shoring up ties on US doorstep

Iranian envoy shoring up ties on US doorstep

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Northern Triangle nations to deploy joint anti-crime force in September

Northern Triangle nations to deploy joint anti-crime force in September

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Colombia government and FARC rebels ready to announce peace deal

Colombia government and FARC rebels ready to announce peace deal

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The FARC’s Political Roadmap: From Insurgency to Criminalized Political Party?

The FARC’s Political Roadmap: From Insurgency to Criminalized Political Party?

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What’s Next For Brazil, Post-Olympics? A Cheat Sheet

What’s Next For Brazil, Post-Olympics? A Cheat Sheet

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Mexico’s economy shrinks for 1st time in 3 years

Mexico’s economy shrinks for 1st time in 3 years

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Venezuela president orders public worker sackings over referendum call

Venezuela president orders public worker sackings over referendum call

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Do Cuban lives matter to Obama?

Do Cuban lives matter to Obama?

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Iran’s foreign minister begins Latin America tour with Cuba visit

Iran’s foreign minister begins Latin America tour with Cuba visit

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US monitors shady dealings in Florida of aspiring president of El Salvador

US monitors shady dealings in Florida of aspiring president of El Salvador

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Who’s in charge? Venezuela’s military emerges stronger amid crisis

Who’s in charge? Venezuela’s military emerges stronger amid crisis

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EEUU vigila manejos turbios en Florida de aspirante a presidencia de El Salvador

EEUU vigila manejos turbios en Florida de aspirante a presidencia de El Salvador

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Venezuela On The Brink, Large Protest Seeks To Pressure President To Resign

Venezuela On The Brink, Large Protest Seeks To Pressure President To Resign

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Colombian rebel leader calls on U.S. to support peace, release jailed comrade

Colombian rebel leader calls on U.S. to support peace, release jailed comrade

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In FARC birthplace, prospect of peace after 52 years brings hope – and worry

In FARC birthplace, prospect of peace after 52 years brings hope – and worry

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Commission Accuses Mexican Police of ‘Arbitrarily’ Executing Alleged Criminals

Commission Accuses Mexican Police of ‘Arbitrarily’ Executing Alleged Criminals

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Colombia Rebels Release Video of Politician Held Since April

Colombia Rebels Release Video of Politician Held Since April

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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.