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From the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Washington and Asunción: An Uphill Relationship

As Paraguay looks ahead to the end of its political crisis, its burgeoning economic and political relationship with Washington must be examined. Washington’s Paraguay policy, supporting large-scale investment projects and reestablishing military relations, is reminiscent of its policy after the Honduran coup in 2009. This type of relationship with Washington will not address the serious income distribution inequality and will only further anger Paraguay’s regional neighbors.

This analysis was prepared by Eric Stadius, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and Peter Tase, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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Brazilian Intervention in Regional War on Drugs at Stake

Bolivia’s refusal to admit the Brazilian Federal Police on its soil in spite of UN recommendations provides the need to shift Brazilian strategies in the regional war on drugs. La Paz’s dissent from other drug trafficking countries represents a warning for Brasilia’s recent interventionist policies in its border’s geopolitical relationships.

This analysis was prepared by Arnaud Koehl, Research Assoiate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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Economic Cold War: Moscow and Washington Battle for Influence in the Western Hemisphere

The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States has been over for more than a decade. However the atmosphere of competition and rivalry between the Russian Federation and the United States, especially in Latin America, is continuing through economic antagonism and partnership with the regional governments. Where the United States is limited due to the ideological differences, Russia finds an opportunity to invest and profit. 

This analysis was prepared by Darya Vakulenko, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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