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Thousands march against Maduro government in Venezuela as crisis deepens

Thousands march against Maduro government in Venezuela as crisis deepens

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US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

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Trump’s State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact

Trump’s State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact

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El Chapo, if convicted, would likely do time in ‘Supermax’ prison

El Chapo, if convicted, would likely do time in ‘Supermax’ prison

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A Latin America To-Do List for Trump

A Latin America To-Do List for Trump

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Brazilian graft scandal reveals Latin America’s uphill battle against corruption

Brazilian graft scandal reveals Latin America’s uphill battle against corruption

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Venezuela Faces Uncertain Future As ‘Failing State’ Enters Second Year Of Economic Crisis

Venezuela Faces Uncertain Future As ‘Failing State’ Enters Second Year Of Economic Crisis

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Colombia Seeks to Oust Embattled Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht

Colombia Seeks to Oust Embattled Brazilian Construction Giant Odebrecht

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Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With ELN Rebels

Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With ELN Rebels

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Already reeling, Mexico fears it has much to lose with Trump

Already reeling, Mexico fears it has much to lose with Trump

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Mexican President’s Support Plumbs New Low as Gasoline Soars

Mexican President’s Support Plumbs New Low as Gasoline Soars

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Brazil’s Next Crisis: Temer’s Government May Not Survive

Brazil’s Next Crisis: Temer’s Government May Not Survive

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Peril in Peru: Islamic Terror Shifts South

Peril in Peru: Islamic Terror Shifts South

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Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation

Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation

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Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico’s tourism jewels

Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico’s tourism jewels

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Peru: Bribes by Brazilian builder cost country $283 million

Peru: Bribes by Brazilian builder cost country $283 million

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Mexico Town Fears Nightclub Shooting Means Drug War Has Come

Mexico Town Fears Nightclub Shooting Means Drug War Has Come

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Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: ‘aggression doesn’t work’

Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: ‘aggression doesn’t work’

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Cartels reviving sealed tunnels along U.S.-Mexico border

Cartels reviving sealed tunnels along U.S.-Mexico border

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New Venezuelan VP’s alleged ties with Hezbollah, radicalism raise concerns

New Venezuelan VP’s alleged ties with Hezbollah, radicalism raise concerns

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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.