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Afghanistan & Obama

December 4th, 2009 · 31 Comments

This week President Obama announced his plans for Afghanistan, and I am of the opinion that this war or conflict should have been the one addressed years ago instead of what was allowed to happen in Iraq. That being said, this piece by Tom Hayden offers some alternative ideas to the escalation. Those of us […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War

Hillary’s Debacle as Honduran Democracy is Served Up

November 28th, 2009 · 17 Comments

One issue that has been of recent concern on this blog is the coup and pending elections in Honduras tomorrow. It has been five months since the de facto rulers of Honduras have ousted the democratically elected Mel Zelaya with the military, illegally exiling him. In following due process, Zelaya should have been charged through […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · Presidential Elections · Voting Rights

Women’s Rights & Reproductive Freedoms Under Attack with Honduran Coup

November 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments

One issue that has been brought to my attention regarding the recent posts that Seneca has contributed about the Honduras issue is basic women’s rights. This issue should be particularly appealing to Secretary Clinton, as fourteen years ago, she said, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Several prominent members of the de facto government in Honduras […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Latin American Foreign Policy · teen pregnancy

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

Your tax dollars at work in Honduras

October 6th, 2009 · 17 Comments

I haven’t really blogged much about the coup situation in Honduras since this guest blog post Q & A from back in July, but I have been reading about the situation there in the blogs and in the regular news outlets. For the life of me, I still don’t understand why the de facto government of Honduras […]

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Tags: Foreign Policy · Latin American Foreign Policy · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart

Q & A with Professor Greg Weeks, editor of The Latin Americanist, on the coup in Honduras

July 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Professor Greg Weeks, the author of Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog, has been generous enough to share his perspective about what is happening in Honduras. I have noticed that the analysis and reporting of the situation in Honduras is tinged with ideology on both sides of the political spectrum. This morning I […]

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Tags: Foreign Policy · Latin American Foreign Policy

Midweek blog update: Honduras, Loretta Sanchez, and Walter Lara

July 1st, 2009 · 8 Comments

It has been a busy start to the week for me, but I’m working on putting together another foreign policy Q & A about the situation in Honduras, which I hope to post within the next day or two. With the passing of Michael Jackson, the recent events in Iran, and now this coup in […]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Foreign Policy · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Rep. Loretta Sanchez