Keeping Guantanamo Bay Open

President Trump in his State of the Union address last week announced he was re-opening the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba again to new enemy combatants.  In his address he stated, “Terrorists who do things


Simón Bolívar and Latin America

When Hugo Chavez came to power in 1999 he set about changing the name of Venezuela to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after the South American liberator, Simón Bolívar.  It was part of what Chavez


The Trump Administration’s First Year

America First.  It is the core of Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda.  He began his first year in office with his inaugural address where his foreign policy announcements centered on U.S. trade deficits, refocusing burden

Latin America

Is Lula da Silva Done For?

For the past four years Brazil has been the center of a massive internal corruption probes.  The largest probe, Operacao Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash), has led to prison sentences of top business executives and