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Renato Recio

CELAC’s third round

CELAC’s third round

After a dull first Summit in 2013 in Chile, under neoliberal President Sebastián Piñera, and a second Summit in Havana, justly described as brilliant and transcendental, CELAC inaugurates today its third Summit, in San José, Costa Rica.

Elections in Brazil and pan-American geopolitics

Elections in Brazil and pan-American geopolitics

The re-issue of an unbridled neoliberalism that sacrifices public gains on the altar of the market and international capital would represent the loss of valuable social, political and economic gains and turn Brazil’s current foreign policy upside down.

Two blocs face off in Summit of Americas 2015

Two blocs face off in Summit of Americas 2015

The secretary general of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, said on Thursday (Sept. 4) that “there is no legal reason” why Cuba should be prevented from attending the Summit of the Americas in April 2015 if Panama, as the host country, decides to formally invite it.

Warren for president! It’s not easy to be optimistic

Warren for president! It’s not easy to be optimistic

The media began to call her “the grand dame of the American left,” and, certainly, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is attracting ever growing audiences with a speech that deals frontally with topics that almost all the politicians in the U.S. usually avoid.

Argentina and the flight of the financial vultures

Argentina and the flight of the financial vultures

The story of the vulture funds that have brought Argentina to the brink of a second default in one decade should not be told as the work of a heartless speculator, an ultraconservative judge or a pusillanimous president, although Paul Singer, Thomas Griesa and Barack Obama do figure in the plot.

Bowe Bergdahl’s release and Alan Gross’ future

Bowe Bergdahl’s release and Alan Gross’ future

The announcement that the United States and the Afghan Taliban guerrillas traded five leaders of the armed organization for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl must have triggered a veritable earthquake of emotions in Alan Gross, the U.S. subcontractor who has been serving a 15-year sentence since 2009.

The post-Panamax era and U.S. policy toward Cuba

The post-Panamax era and U.S. policy toward Cuba

During the first week in February, the debate over U.S.-Cuba relations was rekindled for a number of reasons. One was the recent inauguration of the deep-water megaport, container terminal and Special Development Zone at Mariel, 45 kilometers west of Havana.

CELAC: An end to Monroeism and to the blockade against Cuba

CELAC: An end to Monroeism and to the blockade against Cuba

The reason for the North American obsession to topple the Cuban Revolution is a policy of state. But history has changed producing a hemispheric eclosion: the birth of the CELAC.

The CELAC, Cuba and Obama’s dilemma

The CELAC, Cuba and Obama’s dilemma

The Latin American and Caribbean consensus today demands the participation of Cuba in hemispheric events and the end of the blockade against the island. Either Obama relaxes these outdated exclusions of Cuba, or 2015 will see the final engraving of the epitaph of the Summits of the Americas.

Monetary unification at critical stage

Monetary unification at critical stage

Experts stipulate that adjusting the exchange rate for business must be one of the first steps in the process of unification assuming that a higher rate will benefit competitiveness.

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