Entries Tagged as 'Latin American Foreign Policy'

We’re Happy to Take Your Money! -And then blame you for everything else

September 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments

By Bender Bending Gonzalez and the Webmaster Why do immigrants (legal or illegal) come to this country? In search of a better life of course. I am an immigrant myself [Bender Bending Gonzalez], and I came to the U.S. to obtain a better education, a better job, a higher standard of living, and if at […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico

Final Push for the DREAM Act Vote — Call Your Senators Now!

September 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Today is a big day in the immigrant rights and by extension the larger Latino community, as the DREAM Act comes up for a vote early this afternoon in Washington, D.C. I have already called my California Senators Boxer and Feinstein urging them to vote “Yes” on the DREAM Act and have urged my friends […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy

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

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