Entries Tagged as 'Cuba'

Seneca: Machiavelli & Exile Latinos

August 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Machiavelli’s concept of the nature of the exile element in the conduct of US foreign policy toward Latin America has been apparent for decades. Exiles are different from immigrants in that exiles leave their country and enter another hoping that changes will take place in their homeland and enabling them to return. Unlike immigrants, who […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GOP · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Republican Party · Seneca

Seneca on Border Security: Thwarting the New Menace

August 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Border Security has become like drug enforcement. In the last 40 plus years, the US is estimated to have spent over a trillion dollars nationally on anti-drug enforcement, feeding that beast until it has developed, like the Cold War, into an industry. This anti-drug frenzy has made the US the country with the largest prison […]

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Tags: Cuba · Department of Homeland Security · drug war · Immigration · Latino History · Mexico · racism · Seneca

Kicking the ladder after your people have arrived – Estilo Cubano courtesy of Marco Rubio

November 17th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Andrea Nill at Think Progress has a pretty good post up about Republican Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio and his views on Ronald Reagan’s immigration policy, which back in 1986 granted amnesty for over 2.7 million people and provided a pathway to citizenship for agricultural seasonal workers. The Immigration Reform and Control Act, also known […]

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Tags: Cuba · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

Mixed Signals on Honduras & Clinton’s position

November 12th, 2009 · 35 Comments

Seneca’s latest blog post where he describes the current situation in Honduras has garnered much attention. Some commenters feel that the situation in Honduras reflects Secretary of State Clinton’s leadership issues and a lack of direction for Latin American foreign policy in the Obama administration. This morning I heard this clip on YouTube, where a […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Seneca

Seneca on Obama Administration’s Latin Foreign Policy Woes

November 7th, 2009 · 21 Comments

The Obama Administration is plainly showing that its policy for South of the Border is equally as empty, indifferent and at times almost maladroit or inept as it has been for nearly a score of years. During last year’s campaign for the White House, Candidate Obama was judged to have a refreshing view of the […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · drug war · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · JFK · Kennedys · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca

Update on Governor Richardson – Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing

August 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who had to withdraw from the Secretary of Commerce cabinet position back in the beginning of the year due to a federal investigation, has now been cleared of criminal charges. If you remember, Richardson was involved in an investigation of pay-to-play in regards to donations from CDR Financial Products, which […]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Cuba · ethics

Seneca: Mexico and a Possible Mexican American Lobby?

April 14th, 2009 · 22 Comments

This week President Obama will be visiting Mexico on Thursday en route to the Summit of the Americas. Given the timeliness of the President’s visit, Seneca has composed some thoughts about the creation of a Mexican-American lobby, which could enhance foreign policy with Mexico by easing differences and creating a better understanding between these two […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · Fidel Castro · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Mexico · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Seneca

Seneca: 2009 Summit of the Americas

April 12th, 2009 · 23 Comments

Since 1994 when the Western Hemisphere countries began celebrating Heads of State Summits every four years, many observers have wondered whether such high level meetings are worthwhile. When President Clinton announced the first summit to be held in Miami, many noted or asked if this was a ploy to substitute for visiting the region. The […]

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