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Category Archives: South America

April 29, 2014

‘Chavez: A Legacy of Violence, Persecution and Destruction’

 SPEAKER: Ambassador Diego Arria

Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations
TIME: 6 – 7pm, Tuesday 29th April 2014
VENUE: Committee Room C21, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

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Venezuela is in crisis. Since early February …

Posted in Event, South America

Event Summary: ‘Chavez: A Legacy of Violence, Persecution and Destruction’

This is a summary of an event with Diego Arria, on 29 April 2014; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
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On 29 April 2014, Diego …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, South America

Event Transcript: ‘Chavez: A Legacy of Violence, Persecution and Destruction’

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Posted in Event Transcript, South America
October 4, 2013

Executive Summary: The Catastrophic Impact of Corruption on a National Economy: The Case of Venezuela

This is a summary of an event with Gustavo Coronel; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
To view the full transcript of the event, click here
Notoriously rife with …

Posted in Event Summaries, South America
February 20, 2013

Event Summary:‘Development in Latin America: Present and Future Challenges’ with Mr. Enrique García Rodríguez

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In light of the global economic crisis of 2008-2009, a certain degree of triumphalism might …

Posted in Economy, Opinion Editorial, South America, Spotlight
March 6, 2012

Argentina and the Falklands: 30 Years On

As Argentina continues to ratchet up tensions over their claim to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, hopes that the re-emergence of the dispute would pass with its 30 year anniversary are fading.
In this stretegic briefing on the current state of …

Posted in Argentina, Briefing, Spotlight
February 8, 2012

Telegraph: Argentina has no more claim to the Falklands than Canada does to Alaska

Here’s an interesting idea you might not have considered before: let’s force Alaska to become a part of Canada. It is, after all, separated from the rest of the United States of America by some 500 miles and connected to Canada by a …

Posted in Argentina, United Kingdom
January 19, 2012

Someone Give Cristina Kirchner a Copy of the UN Charter

As the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 conflict between Britain and Argentina approaches, the Falklands dispute is yet again making waves.
There has been little respite in the increasingly bellicose huffing and puffing emitting from Buenos Aires in recent months, levelling …

Posted in Argentina, The Scoop, United Kingdom
January 18, 2012

Guantanamo and Its Critics

Guantanamo Bay will almost certainly outlive this U.S. presidency, and possibly even the next. Despite pledging to shut the military prison, Barack Obama clearly does not intend to do it any time soon. Yet while the president seems to have …

Posted in 9/11, Cuba, Human Rights, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United States
November 8, 2011

The Next Phase in American Free Trade: Colombia, Panama and South Korea

Peter John Cannon looks at the future of trade agreements in the Americas.

Posted in Briefing, South America
June 29, 2011

Fiesta Havana: Cuba’s First Gay Pride Parade

Cuba’s dictatorial regime is starting to recognise that members of the gay community have rights too.
A small group of Cubans took to the streets in Havana to celebrate positive steps taken by the Communist government towards homosexuality, such as its …

Posted in Cuba, Human Rights, The Scoop
February 16, 2011

The Geopolitics of Latin America

By kind invitation of Emma Reynolds MP, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Carlos Mesa, former President of Bolivia.  One of Latin America’s pre-eminent politicians, Mr Mesa presented a fascinating and important set of insights …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, South America
October 12, 2010

The Chavez Regime: The Subversion of Democracy in Venezuela and its International Implications

By kind invitation of David Amess MP, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Ambassador Diego Arria, Venezuelan Opposition Politician and Former Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Arria combined his intimate knowledge of …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Human Rights, South America
March 18, 2010

The Falklands Test

Executive Summary:
– Argentina has recently escalated its long-running dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, over oil drilling in the Falklands’ waters. Argentina has sought to prevent shipping from going to the Falklands, and to do all it can to …

Posted in Argentina, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
August 11, 2009

The Crisis in Honduras

Executive Summary:
– Honduras has been in crisis since the removal of president Manuel Zelaya from power on 28th June. Zelaya was removed by the military on the orders of the Supreme Court.
– The removal of Zelaya has provoked universal condemnation …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, South America
May 28, 2008

Poverty, Development and Democracy in Latin America

By kind invitation of John Grogan MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to be able to host a discussion with former President of Peru Dr Alejandro Toledo to examine the current state of affairs in Latin America. Dr Toledo considered how the region can …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, South America
March 3, 2008

Oh Fidel, We Knew Ye Too Well

Executive Summary:
1.     The transition from Fidel to Raul Castro is unlikely to bring any discernible benefit to the impoverished people of Cuba, with totalitarian rule remaining in place.
2.     Support for the Fidel Castro regime by sections of Westminster is difficult to comprehend, and extremely regrettable.
3.     It …

Posted in Cuba, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, United States