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Challenging 'the Colossus of the North': Mexico, Celac, and the Implications of Replacing the Organization of American States with a New Regional Security Organization
With Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pushing for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to replace the Organization of American States (OAS), which the U.S. currently dominates, the future of security relations in the Western Hemisphere is in question. This paper assesses four possible future scenarios and offers policy recommendations for a reimagined OAS.
Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. May 31, 2022
Latin America Initiative | Commentary
A Post-Castro Cuba
The elections that will be held in Cuba on April 19 undoubtedly represents the most important election since 1979 — for the first time in nearly 60 years, someone from outside the Castro family will lead the country. Although the change at the top of the Cuban regime may not constitute a radical change in the political system, the symbolic significance of a post-Castro era cannot be overstated, write the authors in a new post for the Baker Institute Blog.
April 16, 2018
Latin America Initiative | Blog
Fidel Castro, hero or tyrant?
Regardless of one’s views toward Fidel Castro, his strong impact on world history is undeniable, Latin America Initiative director Erika de la Garza writes in this post for the Baker Institute Blog.
November 28, 2016
Latin America Initiative | Blog
Relaunching bilateral relations in Argentina
President Barack Obama’s visit to Argentina launched new bilateral relations in which traditional diplomacy was widely displayed with the signing of agreements in economics, energy, climate change, multilateral cooperation, global health, democracy, human rights, security and defense.
April 13, 2016
Latin America Initiative | Blog
Obama in Cuba: Un Nuevo Día?
Erika de la Garza, program director of the Latin America Initiative, reflects on President Obama's Cuba trip in light of her own visit to the island earlier this month.
March 23, 2016