Latin America/Caribbean


Last week, President Santos of Colombia visited Washington for high-level meetings with the Obama Administration. Most notably he was in town to “celebrate” the wonders of Plan Colombia that the U.S. heavily funded for 15 years with bi-partisan support. But many organizations that have worked in Colombia with local partners for years, before and during the…

Read more A celebration that falls short


Although the results of Haiti’s first round presidential election have been released, the elections are far from over. One week ago today, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced preliminary results from the first round of elections. With low voter turnout and many reports of fraud, many are questioning the legitimacy of the results. Several candidates are also…

Read more The votes are counted, but it is far from over