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Will Brazil accept Guantánamo detainees?

In 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was furious at the United States. Reports surfaced that United States government agencies had spied on both her personal communications as well as those...

In Uruguay, a backlash against Syrian refugee programs

According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, the situation in Syria is the “worst humanitarian crisis of our time.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has...

Why did Obama's State of the Union ignore Latin America?

For much of President Barack Obama’s time in office, he has been accused of ignoring his southern neighbors. Drawing down military involvement in the Middle East, along with continued crises...