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Latin America Initiative | Commentary
A Courageous Voice Is Silenced in Honduras
Latin America Initiative director Erika de la Garza blogs on the murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres, who was in Houston last November to receive an award for her work on behalf of Honduras’ indigenous communities.
Erika de la Garza March 11, 2016
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Scott Kelly Mission a Success Story for International Collaboration
Astronaut Scott Kelly's historic year-long mission at the International Space Station alongside Russian cosmonauts will yield better understanding of the impact of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. But it also serves as an important lesson on how two different nations can work together for the betterment of all humankind, space policy senior fellow George W.S. Abbey writes.
George W.S. Abbey March 4, 2016
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Latin America Initiative | Commentary
An Unwanted Consequence of Normalized Relations With Cuba
As President Obama prepares for a historic visit to Havana, thousands of the island’s residents are rushing to immigrate to the U.S., hoping to beat the rumored end of a policy that lets Cubans who reach American soil remain here. Read Erika de la Garza’s take on the unsought consequences of reestablishing U.S. ties to Cuba.
Erika de la Garza February 24, 2016
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From Desert Storm to Implementation Day, a Gulf of Expectations
With the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, many Gulf Cooperative Council states now openly wonder whether U.S. support can still be relied upon, given the speed with which the U.S. government has engaged Iran in negotiation and diplomacy since 2013. This incomprehension may lead to further instability in the Middle East as the Gulf States continue to take increasingly unilateral action in Yemen and other regional conflict zones, fellow for the Middle East Kristian Coates Ulrichsen writes.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen January 19, 2016
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Latin America Initiative | Commentary
The Empty Homes of Rio’s 2016 Olympics
Brazilian leaders' investment into transforming Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, even as the country is quickly spiraling into a deep recession and its housing market has declined, illustrates the government's troubling development priorities.
January 14, 2016