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Congressional letter calling for investigation on José Luis Merino

Congressional letter calling for investigation on José Luis Merino

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Carta del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Sobre José Luis Merino

Carta del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Sobre José Luis Merino

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Brazil Carry Trade Beckons Investors Ignoring Political Risk

Brazil Carry Trade Beckons Investors Ignoring Political Risk

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Peru finance minister vows to resign if Congress votes against him

Peru finance minister vows to resign if Congress votes against him

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For Hire: 7,000 Former FARC Guerrillas

For Hire: 7,000 Former FARC Guerrillas

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Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

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Brazil Suspends Sales of Tear Gas to Venezuela

Brazil Suspends Sales of Tear Gas to Venezuela

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A corruption scandal wrecked Brazil’s economy. Now, workers face the consequences.

A corruption scandal wrecked Brazil’s economy. Now, workers face the consequences.

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Who bombed the Bogotá mall? Colombia offers reward in deadly blast

Who bombed the Bogotá mall? Colombia offers reward in deadly blast

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How Dissidents Are Responding to Trump’s Change in Cuba Policy

How Dissidents Are Responding to Trump’s Change in Cuba Policy

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Trump cracks down on Obama-era windfall to Castro Regime

Trump cracks down on Obama-era windfall to Castro Regime

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Pence slams Venezuela government, drawing rebuke from Maduro

Pence slams Venezuela government, drawing rebuke from Maduro

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Cuba must end human rights violations to improve relations, US warns

Cuba must end human rights violations to improve relations, US warns

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Venezuela protesters set fire to Supreme Court building as crisis deepens

Venezuela protesters set fire to Supreme Court building as crisis deepens

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Venezuela Defaults On Russia; Is Goldman Sachs Next?

Venezuela Defaults On Russia; Is Goldman Sachs Next?

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Trump is Right to Reset U.S.-Cuba Policy

Trump is Right to Reset U.S.-Cuba Policy

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The U.S. Needs to Act in Venezuela

The U.S. Needs to Act in Venezuela

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Venezuela’s Crisis — Right On Our Doorstep

Venezuela’s Crisis — Right On Our Doorstep

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Stop being soft on our despot, Venezuela’s bishops tell Francis

Stop being soft on our despot, Venezuela’s bishops tell Francis

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A Graft Machine’s Collapse Sows Chaos in the Caribbean

A Graft Machine’s Collapse Sows Chaos in the Caribbean

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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.