Trump Extends National Emergency Against Cuba

On February 25, President Donald Trump extended the national emergency with respect to Cuba. President Bill Clinton first declared the national emergency on March 1, 1996, after two civilian aircraft registered in the United States was shot down by the Cuban military. Both aircraft were in international waters north of Cuba when they were shot … Continue reading Trump Extends National Emergency Against Cuba

Mexico Can’t Solve Its Three Biggest Crises Alone

This article was written by Shannon K. O'Neil and was published by the Council on Foreign Relations on July 10, 2019. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. A flood of people, a rise in murders, a dearth of energy. Three big crises face Mexico today. How it resolves these challenges will reverberate far beyond its … Continue reading Mexico Can’t Solve Its Three Biggest Crises Alone

Colombia-Venezuela Border Reopens, But Hidden Trails Still Hotspots

The reopening of a major Colombia-Venezuela border crossing is an important step to stop Venezuelans from trekking across remote trails where they are easily extorted by armed groups. But it’s unlikely to stem conflict or the flow of contraband in the region. President Nicolás Maduro announced the reopening of bridges linking Venezuela’s Táchira state to Colombia’s Norte … Continue reading Colombia-Venezuela Border Reopens, But Hidden Trails Still Hotspots

The Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over Into a Small Island – Trinidad and Tobago

This article was written by Faies Jafar and originally appeared on E-International Relations on August 31, 2018. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. The overwhelming influx of Venezuelan migrants and refugees regionally has spilled over to small island states in the Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago which offers visa free entry for up to 90 … Continue reading The Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over Into a Small Island – Trinidad and Tobago

President Trump Warns of a “Caravan” of Immigrants, Calls for Military Presence at Border

Migrating to the United States through Mexico can be deadly. White crosses signifying those who died crossing the border were placed on the US border wall seperating the US state of Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora in the border city of Nogales. / September 17, 2009 / Jonathan McIntosh / Flickr

President Donald Trump is calling for the United States military to play an active role in guarding the US's southern border with Mexico. This comes after Trump warned of a "caravan" of migrants from Central America traveling across Mexico towards the United States border. According to CNN, Trump said that he spoke with Secretary of Defense … Continue reading President Trump Warns of a “Caravan” of Immigrants, Calls for Military Presence at Border