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U.S. and Colombia Relations

On March 11, 2019, Posted by , In Brazil,Colombia,Information Reports,United States, With Comments Off on U.S. and Colombia Relations

Written by Mckay Dayton Research Compiled by Alejandra Herrera The U.S. and Colombia have had a strong relationship for much of Colombia’s 200-year history due to Colombia being one of the oldest democracies in Latin America. Known for having a past full of terrorism from infamous drug cartels, Colombia has…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro and the Future US-Brazil relations

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Brazil,Information Reports,United States, With Comments Off on Brazil’s Bolsonaro and the Future US-Brazil relations

Written by Jeff Bates                 Fighting Fernando Haddad for the Presidency, Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Brazil and has filled that office since January. His election surprised many Brazilians and outsiders.  Judged as a homophobic, misogynist, and a no-nonsense speaker, he is strongly allied with President Trump on…

Nicaragua, Dictators, and Paramilitaries

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Nicaragua, With Comments Off on Nicaragua, Dictators, and Paramilitaries

Written by Mckay Dayton In 1934 U.S. forces left the country of Nicaragua after a period of guerrilla warfare waged by opposition leader Augusto CŽsar Sandino. As they left the U.S. put Anastasio Somoza in charge and 44 years of a terrible dictatorship backed by the U.S. began. The Somoza…

A Brief Background on the Venezuela Crisis: A Country Dependent on Oil

On February 12, 2019, Posted by , In Venezuela, With Comments Off on A Brief Background on the Venezuela Crisis: A Country Dependent on Oil

Written by McKay Dayton; Research compiled by Alejandra Herrera             In the late 1970s, Venezuela thrived economically thanks to high oil prices, which allowed it to be one of the most prosperous countries in South America. Then came an oil crisis in the 1980s that significantly raised inflation. The economy…

Russian-Venezuelan Relations

On February 7, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Russia,Venezuela, With Comments Off on Russian-Venezuelan Relations

Written by Marren Haneberg Economic and Political Ties Between Russia and Venezuela On January 23, thousands of Venezuelans began protesting against longtime president Nicolás Maduro. The protests were initiated by “self-proclaimed interim president” Juan Guaidó, who leads the opposition against Maduro (Noack). The United States, along with over 20 other…