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  • Issue Brief posted December 31, 2013 by Ana Quintana The United States Needs to Expand Security Cooperation with Honduras

    On January 24, 2014, Honduran President-elect Juan Orlando Hernández is set to take the oath of office. This inauguration comes at a time when the Central American nation is in the midst of the worst security and financial crisis of its existence. Drug trafficking organizations and related violence have elevated murder rates in Honduras to the highest in the world.[1]…

  • Commentary posted November 20, 2013 by Jim DeMint U.S. policy should help our democratic friends in Latin America

    Peace and prosperity in Latin America are important to the United States. Not only do we wish our fellow republics well, but their stability is in our national interest, too. That’s why it is worrisome that the Obama administration continues to squander freedom’s hard gains in a region facing many challenges. Take Central America. In 1980s it was a battleground…

  • Testimony posted May 31, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S.–Central American Security Cooperation

    Testimony before Caucus on International Narcotics Control United States Senate May 25, 2011 My name is Dr. Ray Walser. I am a Senior Policy Analyst in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be…

  • WebMemo posted March 17, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. President Obama’s Visit to Latin America: Democracy, Trade, and Security First

    Between March 19 and 23, President Obama will embark on a rapid visit to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador. This is his first visit to South or Central America as President. Despite considerable fanfare, the trip comes at an awkward time, when global attention is riveted on the tragedy in Japan and continued unrest in the Middle East, particularly Libya’s brutal civil war.…

  • WebMemo posted January 26, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Battling Chavez’s Radical Vision for an Anti-U.S. Honduras

    On January 27, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will don the sash of presidential office in Honduras. He becomes the eighth civilian president since military rule ended in 1982. Lobo and a new congress dominated by his National Party take power in one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries—a nation badly scarred by a seven-month upheaval that culminated with the removal of…

  • WebMemo posted November 30, 2009 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., James M. Roberts, Israel Ortega U.S. Should Endorse Honduras Elections Results

    On November 29, the people of Honduras took a step toward resolving the five-month political and diplomatic crisis that has divided and impoverished their nation. Voters selected a new president, legislators, and municipal councils through a constitutionally scheduled election process that was universally acknowledged by observers to be free, fair, and transparent. The…

  • Play Movie Ray Walser on Fox News 11/16/09 Video Recorded on November 16, 2009 Ray Walser on Fox News 11/16/09

    Ray Walser commenting on U.S. – Honduran relations.…

  • Play Movie Ray Walser on CNN 7/21/2009 Video Recorded on July 21, 2009 Ray Walser on CNN 7/21/2009

    Ray Walser commenting on whether Obama is supporting the ousted Honduran president.…

  • Commentary posted July 7, 2009 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Deja Vu on Dictators, Double Standards

    Thirty years ago, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick charged the Carter administration with hypocrisy and doublethink. Why, she asked in “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” did President Carter always seem to find fault with the human rights records of friendly powers while letting unfriendly states off the hook? Why, she wondered, was the triumph of unfriendly states considered…

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  • Commentary posted November 20, 2013 by Jim DeMint U.S. policy should help our democratic friends in Latin America

    Peace and prosperity in Latin America are important to the United States. Not only do we wish our fellow republics well, but their stability is in our national interest, too. That’s why it is worrisome that the Obama administration continues to squander freedom’s hard gains in a region facing many challenges. Take Central America. In 1980s it was a battleground…

  • Issue Brief posted December 31, 2013 by Ana Quintana The United States Needs to Expand Security Cooperation with Honduras

    On January 24, 2014, Honduran President-elect Juan Orlando Hernández is set to take the oath of office. This inauguration comes at a time when the Central American nation is in the midst of the worst security and financial crisis of its existence. Drug trafficking organizations and related violence have elevated murder rates in Honduras to the highest in the world.[1]…

  • Commentary posted July 7, 2009 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Deja Vu on Dictators, Double Standards

    Thirty years ago, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick charged the Carter administration with hypocrisy and doublethink. Why, she asked in “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” did President Carter always seem to find fault with the human rights records of friendly powers while letting unfriendly states off the hook? Why, she wondered, was the triumph of unfriendly states considered…

  • WebMemo posted January 26, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Battling Chavez’s Radical Vision for an Anti-U.S. Honduras

    On January 27, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will don the sash of presidential office in Honduras. He becomes the eighth civilian president since military rule ended in 1982. Lobo and a new congress dominated by his National Party take power in one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries—a nation badly scarred by a seven-month upheaval that culminated with the removal of…

  • Testimony posted May 31, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S.–Central American Security Cooperation

    Testimony before Caucus on International Narcotics Control United States Senate May 25, 2011 My name is Dr. Ray Walser. I am a Senior Policy Analyst in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be…

  • WebMemo posted March 17, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. President Obama’s Visit to Latin America: Democracy, Trade, and Security First

    Between March 19 and 23, President Obama will embark on a rapid visit to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador. This is his first visit to South or Central America as President. Despite considerable fanfare, the trip comes at an awkward time, when global attention is riveted on the tragedy in Japan and continued unrest in the Middle East, particularly Libya’s brutal civil war.…

  • WebMemo posted November 30, 2009 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., James M. Roberts, Israel Ortega U.S. Should Endorse Honduras Elections Results

    On November 29, the people of Honduras took a step toward resolving the five-month political and diplomatic crisis that has divided and impoverished their nation. Voters selected a new president, legislators, and municipal councils through a constitutionally scheduled election process that was universally acknowledged by observers to be free, fair, and transparent. The…

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  • Issue Brief posted December 31, 2013 by Ana Quintana The United States Needs to Expand Security Cooperation with Honduras

    On January 24, 2014, Honduran President-elect Juan Orlando Hernández is set to take the oath of office. This inauguration comes at a time when the Central American nation is in the midst of the worst security and financial crisis of its existence. Drug trafficking organizations and related violence have elevated murder rates in Honduras to the highest in the world.[1]…

  • WebMemo posted March 17, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. President Obama’s Visit to Latin America: Democracy, Trade, and Security First

    Between March 19 and 23, President Obama will embark on a rapid visit to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador. This is his first visit to South or Central America as President. Despite considerable fanfare, the trip comes at an awkward time, when global attention is riveted on the tragedy in Japan and continued unrest in the Middle East, particularly Libya’s brutal civil war.…

  • WebMemo posted January 26, 2010 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. Battling Chavez’s Radical Vision for an Anti-U.S. Honduras

    On January 27, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will don the sash of presidential office in Honduras. He becomes the eighth civilian president since military rule ended in 1982. Lobo and a new congress dominated by his National Party take power in one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries—a nation badly scarred by a seven-month upheaval that culminated with the removal of…

  • WebMemo posted November 30, 2009 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., James M. Roberts, Israel Ortega U.S. Should Endorse Honduras Elections Results

    On November 29, the people of Honduras took a step toward resolving the five-month political and diplomatic crisis that has divided and impoverished their nation. Voters selected a new president, legislators, and municipal councils through a constitutionally scheduled election process that was universally acknowledged by observers to be free, fair, and transparent. The…

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