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  • Obama Cannot Ignore Chavez Terror Links

    Washington’s ability to manage multiple challenges continues to be tested in the Western Hemisphere, where Venezuela’s anti-American leader Hugo Chavez is working to  destabilize the region and support international terrorist organizations. The Washington Post’s Juan Forero reported on May 20: Now, based on documents and witness testimony, Chávez is facing … More

    Cuba Solidarity Day 2010

    It is the sad plight of the proud Cuban people to live under the yoke of the Cuban Communist regime.  May 20, 2010 marks the 108th year of Cuba’s independence. This year is also the 51st year of the Castro dictatorship. The people of Cuban – vibrant, ethnically-diverse and enterprising … More

    Brazil’s Lula Runs Interference for Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

    Brazil’s President Ignacio Lula da Silva will visit Tehran on May 15. International attention will focus on the visit because Iran has said it agrees “in principle” with working through Brazil and Turkey to broker a nuclear fuels exchange deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Despite this diplomatic … More

    In the Company of an African Tyrant, Nuclear Ambitious Iran is Welcomed

    The April 22-25 visits of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Zimbabwe and to Uganda highlight Iran’s unrelenting quest for international partners ready to either associate with its anti-U.S., anti-West program or soften potential sanctions taking shape in the UN Security Council. The visits also allowed Iran to once-more denounce the meddling of … More

    U.S. Policy in Africa: Long on Promise, Short on Performance

    On April 5, in a speech at Harvard University Secretary of State Clinton’s lead diplomat for Africa Johnnie Carson outlined policy guidelines for sub-Saharan Africa. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Carson is a seasoned, three-time ambassador to Africa with an illustrious career as a diplomat and an analyst … More

    Silence No Solution for Iran-Venezuela Problem

    In his most recent congressional testimony the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela successfully managed to outline Obama Administration policy for Latin America without once mentioning Hugo Chavez or Iran.  Such a glaring omission speaks volumes about the Obama readiness to “speak no evil” and bury … More

    Chavez to Putin: "I Want to Be Your Friend"

    Almost a year ago, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez told President Obama, “I want to be your friend.”  Today the much-photographed handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad has become a cold shoulder.   Sadly like much of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, relations with arch-anti-American Hugo Chavez have fallen … More

    Obama Security Team in Mexico: The Threat Closer to Home

    The Obama Administration and Americans in general face a deadly threat close to home.  The threat is posed by the violence of Mexico’s murderous drug trafficking cartels and gangs that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border.   One group of Mexican killers, the Barrio Azteca, is believed responsible for the cold-blooded murder of … More

    Mexican Cartels Throw Down A New Gauntlet

    The senseless daylight murders of Lesley A. Enriquez, an American employee in the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, her U.S. citizen husband, Arthur Redelfs, and a Mexican employee of the Consulate General, Jorge Salcido sends a sobering signal to Washington that Mexico’s drug violence is evolving in even more … More

    Colombia: The Democratic System Worked

    No greater dilemma faced the Colombian political system in recent months than the issue of presidential re-election.  Should a constitutional referendum be held to allow a popular, extremely effective leader to run, and likely win, a third term as president? For many Colombians, President Alvaro Uribe had become the indispensable … More