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José Martí

Barack Obama / the U.S. in Latin America

(Editor’s Note: Delayed one day due to my travel schedule, here’s this week’s guest post from Kahlil Chaar-Pérez. — Ben Alpers) U.S. president Barack Obama’s much ballyhooed 3-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica this past week has created quite a buzz in the mainstream news media, particularly around his muted references to immigration reform and border security.  With the “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling scandal still reverberating in the minds of its Latin American neighbors and the Mexican government’s recent decision to limit the power of U.S. anti-drug agents in its territory, Obama’s brief excursion to the south played out Read more