Michael Shifter

Guest

President of the Inter-American Dialogue, a U.S.-based think tank, promoting democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis has spilled over into chaos in recent weeks.

Chronic Food Shortages Prompt Riots in Venezuela

Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis has spilled over into chaos in recent weeks.

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President Bush is visiting  Brazil,
Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala
and Mexico
this week, carrying with him a complicated economic and trade agenda. But after
keeping Latin American…

President Bush's Fence-Mending Trip to Latin America

President Bush is visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico this week, carrying with him a complicated economic and trade agenda. But after keeping Latin American…

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When George Bush came into office six years ago he vowed the Southern Hemisphere would be his top foreign policy priority--but that was before September 11 and Iraq.  Now, midway…

Too Late for Bush to Mend Fences with Latin America?

When George Bush came into office six years ago he vowed the Southern Hemisphere would be his top foreign policy priority--but that was before September 11 and Iraq.  Now, midway…

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