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    Pope Francis I and Latin America

    Yesterday, in Rome, the world watched as white smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel and the new pope was named. Many watched this most recent papal conclave with great intrigue after Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope to abdicate in nearly 600 years. Now with the selection of Argentine … More

    Cuba: Raul Castro Is Out-Punching the U.S.

    A gaggle of democratic states gathered in Santiago, Chile, in late January handed over leadership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Cuba for the coming year. The whitewash of Cuba’s abominable human rights and personal freedom record was quickly noted. The Santiago conclave started what has … More

    Dictator Castro Now In Charge of Latin American Pro-Democracy Group

    In Santiago, Chile, on January 28, the new regional body, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), passed its rotating presidency to Cuba’s dictator General Raul Castro. CELAC, according to prime backer Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, is part of a historic project to build a Latin American/Caribbean union … More

    Heritage in Honduras: Voters Speak Loud and Clear

    Heritage’s Izzy Ortega issues his final report on yesterday’s election from Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. More than 60% of all eligible voters made their voices heard loud and clear in electing former congressman Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo. A Bolivian member of parliament was also observing the election and nicely summed things … More

    Heritage in Honduras: Observing the Election Part 1

    As Hondurans head to the polls tomorrow, November 29th, in an historic election with consequences for the entire region, Heritage’s Izzy Ortega is on the ground as an official election observer. Follow his updates on Twitter (twitter.com/izzyortega) and watch his first video update below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXV9QikQAQ[/youtube]

    Fact Checking the White House: Health Solutions That Help Hispanics

    Israel Ortega, Senior Media Services Associate and Spanish newspaper columnist, discusses why Obamacare shortchanges Hispanics in this country and is a wrong headed approach to effectively provide health insurance for those who need it. True health reform will put the individual – and not the government – behind the steering … More

    Going Toe-to-Toe With Chávez

    Our neighbors to the south have been making considerable progress over the past decade. Economic growth in the region has risen a healthy 5.5%. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile and others have done quite well. But the current economic crisis comes like a curve ball and will lower growth expectations and … More

    What About Latin America?

    After two Presidential debates it’s becomingly increasingly clear there will be little discussion of U.S.-Latin American relations in the final month. How will the next President handle President Hugo Chavez, the deteriorating U.S. – Venezuelan relationship, and growing ties with Russia and Iran? What about Russian warships headed to the … More