Heading for Havana

Heading for Havana

For most Americans, visiting Cuba is inconceivable. Not so for travelers from the rest of the world. The Caribbean country’s stunning beaches, colonial architecture, vintage cars, and vibrant musical culture attract more than 2 million tourists a year from...

Colombia Free Trade Deal Could Boost Cocaine Exports

Manuel Esteban Tejada was a teacher in the Colombian province of Cordoba, near the Panamanian border. Unfortunately for him, he was also a union member. On January 10, paramilitary gunmen broke into his house at 6 a.m. and shot him multiple times, killing him. Tejada...

Free Trade’s Winners and Losers in Latin America

President Barack Obama is traveling to Latin America, seeking refuge from budget battles at home by promoting increased trade with countries across the region. During his trip to Chile, Brazil, and El Salvador, he’s expected to highlight the benefits of...

More U.S. Aid Won’t End Mexico’s Drug War

With all the astoundingly grisly incidents involving Mexico’s armed forces these days, one thing is clear: the drug war is failing. The Mexican military shouldn’t get another penny of U.S. military aid. However, the White House’s new budget proposal...
The Con to Criminalize Immigrants

The Con to Criminalize Immigrants

The only time four-year-old Logan got to play hide-and-seek with his dad this year was through a Plexiglass window at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, nine hours from his hometown. A person might be detained in a for-profit center like Stewart for any...