Losing Latin America

“Washington cannot abandon Latin America.  After all, the problems that afflict Latin America will inevitably ripple upward to the United States, causing grave political and economic dislocations.  They already are.  Imagine what happens if the United States retreats completely from the region and cedes its influence to rivals like China, Russia, and Iran – or Cuba, for that matter.”

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France For All Or France For the French?

With the pending French presidential election on May 7, I argue that the election is about whether France will be “for all” or for the French. I estimate Marine Le Pen, the Right-wing nationalistic-populist, has a 60% chance of winning.