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Ecuador’s ruling party candidate takes lead ahead of presidential vote

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate takes lead ahead of presidential vote

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Venezuela government ‘terrified’ of calling election

Venezuela government ‘terrified’ of calling election

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Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe

Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe

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Conservative Protesters in Brazil Tilt Further Right as Turnout Thins

Conservative Protesters in Brazil Tilt Further Right as Turnout Thins

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Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high

Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high

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Venezuela’s Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse

Venezuela’s Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse

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Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

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Mexico’s Top Diplomat Says Nation Can Survive End of Nafta

Mexico’s Top Diplomat Says Nation Can Survive End of Nafta

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A Visual Record of Venezuela’s Collapse

A Visual Record of Venezuela’s Collapse

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Nations to Challenge Venezuela’s Authoritarian Regime

Nations to Challenge Venezuela’s Authoritarian Regime

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Armed conflict in Colombia ‘alive as ever’: Amnesty International

Armed conflict in Colombia ‘alive as ever’: Amnesty International

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Almagro: How Venezuela can avoid suspension from the OAS

Almagro: How Venezuela can avoid suspension from the OAS

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Inside the devastating plight of epileptics in Venezuela due to drug shortages

Inside the devastating plight of epileptics in Venezuela due to drug shortages

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Frozen Beef Stranded at Sea After China Shuts Out Brazil’s Meat

Frozen Beef Stranded at Sea After China Shuts Out Brazil’s Meat

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Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’

Cuban dissident leader to Trump: ‘Treat Cuba like a dictatorship’

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Why is Venezuela’s Maduro treating President Trump with kid gloves?

Why is Venezuela’s Maduro treating President Trump with kid gloves?

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U.S.-Mexico security cooperation is at a historic high. Will that change under Trump?

U.S.-Mexico security cooperation is at a historic high. Will that change under Trump?

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Argentina warns Trump: ‘Nationalism will not make your economy richer’

Argentina warns Trump: ‘Nationalism will not make your economy richer’

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Carwash at Three Years Moves From Brazil Ground Zero to Diaspora

Carwash at Three Years Moves From Brazil Ground Zero to Diaspora

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Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami Is Bad News

Venezuelan VP Tareck El Aissami Is Bad News

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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.