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  • Executive Memorandum posted May 18, 1994 by Michael G. Presidential Commission Needed to Avert Disaster in Haiti

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5118/94 381 PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION NEEDED TO AVERT DISASTER IN HAITI The Clinton Administration is threatening to send American troops to overthrow Haiti's military rulers and re- instate exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Moreover, the White House, with backing from the United Na- tions, plans to…

  • Backgrounder posted April 19, 1994 by Michael G. Reagan and Bush Policies are Paying off in El Salvador

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 984 April 19, 1994 REAGAN AND BUSH POLICES ARE PAYING OFF IN EL SALVADOR INTRODUCTION some fifteen months afte r a United Nations-brokered peace agreement between the government and the communist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) was signed, El Salvador held presidential elections on March 20 and is due to…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 30, 1994 by Michael G. Mexico Is Back: The Aftermath of the Colosio Assassination

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/30/94 377 MEXICO IS BACK: THE AFTERMATH OF THE COLOSIO ASSASSINATION The March 23 assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio in Ti uana shocked Mexico and the world. Colosio, who was the Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) presidential candidate, was almost certain to become Mexico's next leader. Many fear…

  • Backgrounder posted March 3, 1994 by Michael G. The Next Step After NAFTA: Expanding Free Trade in Latin Americaand the Caribbean

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 978 February 24,1994 THE NEXT STEP AFTER NAFTA EXPANDING FREETRADE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARI BBEAN INTRODUCTION The November 17 approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA paves the wayfor the Clinton Administration to launch a program to spread free trade throughout the Western Hemisphere. The NAFTA,…

  • Backgrounder posted July 19, 1993 by Michael G. The NAFTA Debate, Part II: A Primer on Political, Security, andHuman Rights Issues

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 950 July 19, 1993 THENAFTADEBAIE,PARTII A PRIMERONPOLITICAL, SECURITY ANDRIGrnIssUEs INTRODUCTION If passed by the Congress, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will remove m ost tariff and non-tariff baniers between the United States, Canada, and Mex ico. Building on the existing US.-Canada…

  • Backgrounder posted March 17, 1993 by Michael G. Restoring Democracy In Nicaragua: No U.S. Aid Without Reform

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 933 hhch 17,1993 RES"CDEMOCRACYINN1tCARAGUk NO US. AIDWITHOUI'REFORM INTRODUCTION Time years ago last month, the sandinism ltgime in Nicaragua was voted out of office and ncplaced by a broad-based coalition led by Violeta Barrios de Chamw. Expectations were high that President Chamom, would quickly ovcrtu the Sandinista…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 13, 1992 by Michael G. Aristide Is No Answer to Haiti's Problems

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/13/92 325 ARISTIDE IS NO ANSWER TO HAITI'S PROBLEMS In the months since the September 30 military coup in Haiti, the Bush Administration stubbornly has backed ousted President Jean Bertra nd Aristide and demanded his return to. power as a precondition for nor- malizing relations with…

  • Backgrounder posted February 4, 1992 by Michael G. Toward the Next American Century: Building a New Partnership withLatin America

    (Archived document, may contain errors) TOWARD THE NEXT AMERICAN CENTURY BUILDING A NEW PART" E WlTH LATINAMERICA J INTRODUCTION The ofthe COM war is farcing the.united states to re- its policy towardLatin America and the Caribbean and redefine its interests in the mgion U.S. policy toward the Americas after World War XI was to pvent the spread of With the…

  • Backgrounder posted October 11, 1991 by Michael G. Political Reform in Mexico: Salinas's Other Revolution

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 858 October 11,1991 FOLmcAL REMlRM IN MEXICO SALINAS'S OTHER REVOLUTION INTRODUCTION Mexican President Carlos Salinas de ~artari is well-known in the United States for his fke market economic refm program and f or pushing the Free Trade Area Agreement with the U.S. These will revolutionize Mexico's economy Less…

  • Backgrounder posted June 20, 1991 by Michael G. A U.S. Role in Chile's Democratic and Economic Reforms

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 837 JUne 20,1991 A US, ROLE INCHILETS DEMOCRATIC AND mNOMIC REFORMS INTRODUCI'ION Chile has become a model of economic and democratic progress in the developing wor ld. It has moved farther and faster than any other Latin American coulltry toward free market economic refonn and has posted seven straight years of economic…

  • Lecture posted March 1, 1991 by Michael G. Back to the Future: Educational Equity in the 1990s

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Back to the Future: Educational Equity in the 1990S By Michael 1.Williams Black historian and educator, Carter G. Woodson, encouraged America to set aside a week 'to focus on black achievement because he believed it was good for America to celebrate black America's past. Implicit in my remarks is the idea t hat to attain…

  • Backgrounder posted December 19, 1990 by Michael G. A Challenge for the U.S. in an Unstable Peru

    (Archived document, may contain errors) No. 800 December 19,1990 The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002-4999 (202) 5464400 A cXlAUENGE FOR THE US. IN AN UNSrABLE PERU INTRODUCTION Because of a decade of turmoil, Peru has become a major foreign policy concern for the United States. Perus urgent problems include: a…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 6, 1990 by Michael G. Bush and Salinas Should Launch Free Trade Talks Between The U.S.and Mexico

    (Archived document, may contain errors) AT- 6 /6/90 268 BUSH AND SALINAS SHOULD LAUNCH FREE TRADE TALKS B TWEEN THE U.S. AND MENICO The Washington meeting on June 10-12 between George Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari occurs at a time of unprecedented and bold change w ithin Mexico. Salina is championing free trade,…

  • Backgrounder posted January 18, 1990 by Michael G. Haiti's Continuing Challenge to U.S. Policy Makers

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 746 January 18,1990 HAITIS C0NTIG CHALLENGE To uasa POHCY MAKERS INTRODUCTION 1 will Haiti join Cuba and Nicaragua by becom ing the next communist regime in the he&sphere? This is a question that should be bothering United States policy makers An answer is becoming increasingly urgent as Haiti ap pears ever…

  • Backgrounder posted December 6, 1989 by Michael G. America's Stake in Argentina

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 742 December 6,1989 A1MERICAS SINCE IN ARGENTINA INTRODUCTION Carlos Saul Menem, Argentinas president, has been in office o nly five months. Yet he has launched a bold program to overhaul his countrys floundering economic and political systems by introducing free market and democratic reforms. For Menems reform strategy…