Barack Obama
Barack Obama's 2014 decision to normalize ties with Cuba seemed to mark the end of the Cold War in the Western Hemisphere. Then President Trump upended it.
Human rights issues shade Obama's visits to Cuba and Argentina. Plus: Colombia faces peace deadline; Venezuela goes on a long holiday; and more.

While the Iranian nuclear deal appears on the surface to be quite an accomplishment, getting to a final agreement is no sure thing.

Obama told the nation that he will use the powers of his office to fulfill the vision he so effectively articulated on the road to the presidency. 

What Mexicans yearn for is a country where impunity is no longer tolerated. Where peaceful protests are not met by government-sanctioned executions, as we are now seeing in the case of the missing students in Iguala. Mexicans also want a country where governance is not permeated by the corruption of local and national officials. They seek the legitimacy of the state to guarantee due process, rule of law and access to justice. These gifts are the result of a government willing to allow itself to be held accountable for its actions.

The gradual easing of commercial, economic and social sanctions can only send the right signals to Cuba and the rest of Latin America—that change is on the way.

Cuba released 65-year-old former U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor Alan Gross from prison today on humanitarian grounds, paving the way for normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

The president has an opportunity to reward and incentivize immigrant entrepreneurship. By protecting millions of immigrant consumers, he would also give a boost to local businesses by supporting the buying power of the immigrant community.

Today, U.S. officials said that President Barack Obama is planning to announce a broad overhaul of the national immigration enforcement system to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

If Democrats repeat their losing strategy of 2014 and run away from their policies and their record, last Tuesday’s results will just be a foretaste of what will happen in 2016.


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