Reflections on President Obama’s Trip to Cuba

If you will all indulge my passion for U.S. – Latin American relations, I would like to reflect on what President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba means for diplomacy and international relations here in the Western Hemisphere. As you know, it has been almost 90 years since a U.S. Head of State has traveled to … More Reflections on President Obama’s Trip to Cuba

The 2015 Summit of the Americas: What Wasn’t Said

Most reports about the Summit of the Americas, held two weeks ago in Panama, coincided regarding one issue: it was historic. The reconciliation of the United States and Cuba signaled the return of the latter to this hemispheric forum. Aside from that, there wasn’t enough time or consensus to talk about other pressing issues in … More The 2015 Summit of the Americas: What Wasn’t Said

Consensus in Latin America and the Golden Snitch: Which is more elusive?

More than a month after the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) put on its four million dollar show, we can say that CELAC fever has finally subsided. After thirty three heads of state and their delegations met in Costa Rica for the III Summit at the end of January, I wonder: what … More Consensus in Latin America and the Golden Snitch: Which is more elusive?