Demonstrators shouts slogans during a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo (REUTERS/Nacho Doce).


A shaky state of affairs in South America

March 19, 2015, Harold Trinkunas

Harold Trinkunas joins NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" to discuss recent developments in South America, including protests and corruption in Brazil, the impact of falling oil prices on Venezuela, and political scandal around the death of a top prosecutor in Argentina.

  • Policy Brief

    Reframing inter-American relations

    March 2015, Richard Feinberg, Emily Miller and Harold Trinkunas

  • In the News

    The [Venezuelan] military has become heavily involved in the distribution of food and goods outside the big cities; they control the border. This gives them a lot of say about what’s going on in the country, but also creates a lot of opportunities for corruption.

    March 13, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    A national security threat from Venezuela is required for Obama to impose the sanctions. This language is derived from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Without using those specific statements, President Obama cannot use this Act.

    March 12, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, Anadolu Agency
  • Blog Post

    Brookings scholars weigh in on impacts of falling oil prices

    February 23, 2015, Jennifer Potvin | comments

  • Article

    Dimming Prospects for Reform in Venezuela

    January 28, 2015, Harold Trinkunas

  • Interview | This is America & the World

    January 18, 2015, Harold Trinkunas

  • Opinion | International IDEA

    Latin America 2015: Time for Reform

    January 9, 2015, Daniel Zovatto

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  • Blog Post

    New U.S.-Cuba Policy Will Revitalize Hemispheric Relations

    December 18, 2014, Harold Trinkunas | comments

  • In the News

    That’s been an ongoing problem for the Cuban government for some time now, trying to figure out how they can diversify their economic relationship so they weren’t so dependent on Venezuela. When they looked at their options, they realized that better relations with the United States were critical to their economic strategy.

    December 18, 2014, Ted Piccone, New York Times
  • In the News

    Cuba is increasingly going to focus on that relationship with the United States...On the rhetorical level, it's going to mean that Cuba and Venezuela are going to get out of sync.

    December 18, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, National Public Radio

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