"It would considerably weaken the argument for keeping
Asked about it, a senior administration said the two issues are "absolutely not connected."
In addition, a possible success of the Colombia-FARC peace talks would have a big impact on
The Colombia-FARC talks are scheduled to start
Another scenario making the rounds among
"Colombian terrorist groups could be tempted to join Chavez in an armed resistance movement if the opposition candidate wins," says
While the Obama administration has welcomed
She added, "As we look ahead, we must make it clear that U.S. foreign policy toward the FARC, the Cuban dictatorship and the hemisphere must be based on U.S. interests and not be dependent on any negotiation."
My opinion: It's too soon to know whether Santos' negotiations with the FARC will succeed, or whether they will collapse like so many others in the past. (We should know that soon: Santos has said that the process will not take years, but "months.")
But if they succeed, they are bound to have ripple effects across the hemisphere.
- New Mexican Leader's Trip Signals Continuity
- Massive Fraud in Venezuela Election? Unlikely
- Colombia Peace Talks May Impact United States - Cuba Ties
- Brazil Could Break the Mold in Anti-graft Battle
- Mexico's Geopolitical Strategy
- Latin America Gets Bad Marks in Innovation
- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Battling the Cocaine Trade
- Uruguay's Plan to Sell Pot May Not Be That Crazy
- Ecuador's Crusade for Assange is All About Power
- Brazil: Playing Foreign Policy Chess in Latin America
- Chile is Still a Model for Latin American Neighbors
- Impunity Returns to Peru
- Latin America's Challenge: The 'Boring Stuff'
- The Winner of Mercosur's Expansion: Brazil
- Tourism Stays Strong Despite Violence in Mexico
- Mexico's Movement for Real Democracy
- Chinese Interest in Latin America's Growth
- Mexico's Ruling Party Rebound
- Mexico's President-Elect Vows to Imprison Vote Buyers
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