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‘Order and Progress’ Remain Distant Hope for Brazil

‘Order and Progress’ Remain Distant Hope for Brazil

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Argentina detains Lebanese ‘terrorism suspect’ wanted in US

Argentina detains Lebanese ‘terrorism suspect’ wanted in US

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Heated referendum a big obstacle to peace in Colombia

Heated referendum a big obstacle to peace in Colombia

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Nationwide protests in Venezuela call for an end to Maduro’s presidency

Nationwide protests in Venezuela call for an end to Maduro’s presidency

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U.S. court date brings drug charges close to Venezuela’s first family

U.S. court date brings drug charges close to Venezuela’s first family

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Mexico’s Finance Minister Resigns in Wake of Trump Visit

Mexico’s Finance Minister Resigns in Wake of Trump Visit

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The Beginning of the End for Maduro?

The Beginning of the End for Maduro?

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Flash Protest in Venezuelan Town Rattles Maduro

Flash Protest in Venezuelan Town Rattles Maduro

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Nicaragua grants asylum to El Salvador’s Mauricio Funes

Nicaragua grants asylum to El Salvador’s Mauricio Funes

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Drug Traffickers Exploit New Transit Routes Through Argentina

Drug Traffickers Exploit New Transit Routes Through Argentina

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Cuba is blocking text messages that contain words like ‘democracy’

Cuba is blocking text messages that contain words like ‘democracy’

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This video was a huge embarrassment to Venezuela’s president—so he jailed the journalist who reported it

This video was a huge embarrassment to Venezuela’s president—so he jailed the journalist who reported it

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A potato general? Starved Venezuela appoints 18 czars to handle food distribution

A potato general? Starved Venezuela appoints 18 czars to handle food distribution

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U.N. Ceremony Ending Colombia’s Civil War Nixed After DOJ Objections

U.N. Ceremony Ending Colombia’s Civil War Nixed After DOJ Objections

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Nicaragua Is Turning Into a Real-Life ‘House of Cards’

Nicaragua Is Turning Into a Real-Life ‘House of Cards’

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A difficult, but necessary, outcome in Brazil

A difficult, but necessary, outcome in Brazil

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Journalist charged in Venezuela after anti-Maduro protest

Journalist charged in Venezuela after anti-Maduro protest

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Venezuela Opposition Aims to Take Protest Outside of Caracas

Venezuela Opposition Aims to Take Protest Outside of Caracas

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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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Venezuela Resolution Introduced by Bipartisan Senators

Venezuela Resolution Introduced by Bipartisan Senators

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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.