The Latin American Gorilla

The Latin American Gorilla

It has become commonplace to say that Latin America was absent from the 2012 election campaign in the United States. It is understandable, because the region was mentioned only once in the candidates’ foreign policy debate (by Governor Romney, when he referred...
Rubio’s False Promise

Rubio’s False Promise

Sen. Marco Rubio will release his memoir, An American Son in June. In what his publisher is billing as an inspirational story, the Florida Republican writes about his family’s emigration from Cuba and details the sacrifices that his working-class parents made so...
Playing Politics with the Courts

Playing Politics with the Courts

Americans rely on having a fair and functioning judicial system that’s there for us when we need it. The courtroom is one place where we can go, no matter who we are, and know we’ll have a fair hearing — no matter whom we’re up against. But for...

Eternal U.S.-Cuba Tensions Leave Families Weary

I recently visited Cuba. Fidel’s image is everywhere–on fences, building façades, barroom walls–you name it. Posters touting “52 years of the Revolution” are plentiful. Ché Guevara is a god–he’s memorialized in a...

Cuban Embargo: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Once again, Cuba has asked the United Nations to help end the U.S. economic, financial and trade embargo. Havana says this blockade cost it more than $242 million last year. The embargo also stymies Cuban access to foreign capital from other nations, because investors...