John Lindsay-Poland is co-director of the Latin America Program of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
It's time to re-cast U.S. drug policy in Mexico and Guatemala and stop supporting killing methods that end up aiding drug traffickers.
The Costa Rican government approves deployment of U.S. Coast Guard.
Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.
Bogotá and Washington are negotiating an agreement for five military bases in Colombia that would escalate the U.S. military's presence in the region.
Obama should end the institutional impunity to which American commanders and U.S. military allies have become accustomed.
The U.S. Military reconfigures its unpopular presence in Latin America.
The explosion of U.S. military interest and funding for Plan Colombia, occurring in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from military bases in Panama in December 1999, has given rise to a proliferation of new U.S. bases and military access agreements in the region.
The United States operates a vast array of foreign bases manifesting many of the same environmental problems found at domestic bases, including toxics in drinking water, explosives on firing ranges, and noise pollution.
A history of mutual dependence underlies U.S.-Panama foreign policy and accounts for the patterns of dominance and dependence in bilateral relations.