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Special Reports for "Area Studies > Latin America > General"

Latin America In Flux

In the last 20 years, democracy has flooded Latin America. But the region, far from following America's lead in lockstep, has become a stew of changing political philosophies and worrisome tensions.

Ever since the Monroe Doctrine, the United States has regarded Latin America largely as U.S. "turf." It has been almost second nature for ...

A Political Time Bomb on America's Doorstep
As the United States gears up for this year's presidential election, candidates from both sides, but particularly Democrats, need to be ...

Latin America May Be About to Go Its Own Way
Most people in the United States took little or no notice of last November's presidential elections in Ecuador. Little ink or airtime was ...

Regional Integration Starting With Defense
For most of Latin America, the days of dictatorships and civil wars are largely over, but security is still elusive. Historic border ...

Mexican Elections: Status Quo Kept, Democratic Process Suffers
Voters opted for the status quo in three closely watched gubernatorial elections this past summer, but the strongest signal to this ...

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