Alexander Main

Alexander Main

Alexander Main is Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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The latest sign of resistance comes from Mexico, where decades of neoliberalism and a failed and devastating U.S.-backed drug war spurred the landslide victory of a left-wing candidate for the first time in the country’s contemporary history.(Photo: Mexico's incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador/ Getty) Views
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Is Latin America Still the U.S.’s ‘Backyard’?
In late spring of 2008, the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations published a report titled “U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality.” Timed to influence the foreign policy agenda of the next U.S. administration, the report asserted: “the era of the U.S. as the dominant...
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Hillary Clinton Emails and the Honduras Coup
Three batches of Hillary Clinton’s emails have now been released and, though many emails are heavily redacted, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how Clinton handled major international developments during her tenure at the State Department. One of the first big issues to hit Clinton’s desk...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Vice President Biden, More of the Same Won't Work in Central America
Vice President Biden is a man on a mission. Over the last few weeks, the White House's go-to guy on Latin America has made every effort to persuade Congress to approve a $1 billion aid request for Central America. In separate op-eds in The Hill and The New York Times , Biden has argued that this...
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Saturday, January 04, 2014
US Government Misled Public on Critical Role in Colombia’s 2008 Illegal Cross-border Attack
“The territory of a State is inviolable; it may not be the object, even temporarily, of military occupation or of other measures of force taken by another State, directly or indirectly, on any grounds whatever.” - Article 21, Charter of the Organization of American States
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Obama and the Militarization of the “Drug War” in Mexico and Central America
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Will the US Continue to Obstruct Justice for Baby Doc's Victims in Haiti?
In Argentina , Guatemala , Peru and other countries in the region, former dictators and many of those responsible for egregious human rights violations under former authoritarian regimes have been, or are in the process of being tried
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