Category - Trump’s Western Hemisphere Policy

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What’s next for Venezuela – Trump v. Putin in the Americas

What’s next for Venezuela – Trump v. Putin in the Americas Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (27 Dec. 2018) — The Trump administration’s relentless economic and political pressure on Venezuela government over the past two years is rattling Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Despite his braggadocio – putting on a brave face – Maduro is feeling the pressure. He is extremely worried that Trump will take or engineer some form of military action to remove him from power. Trump’s bellicose...

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Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean?

Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean? Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (23 Dec. 2018) — I pose this question to the governments of sovereign countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy? The Trump Administration is determined, working overtly and behind the scenes, to blunt China’s economic and political expansionism in the hemisphere. Curbing China in all regions of the world is a policy of the Trump...

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Not so fast Designating Venezuela a Sponsor of Terrorism, Mr. Trump!

Not so fast Designating Venezuela a Sponsor of Terrorism, Mr. Trump! Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (20 Nov. 2018) — While acting contrary to U.S. laws is nothing new for the Trump Administration, the latest report of President Trump’s intent to designate Venezuela ‘a State Sponsor of Terrorism’ is yet another example of irrational foreign policy action by this administration. It has drawn a strong rebuke from Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs...

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U.S. Independence Message to Nicaragua Warns of Accountability

U.S. Independence Message to Nicaragua Warns of Accountability Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (14 Sept. 2018) — It is customary for the U.S. Secretary of State in statements marking the independence anniversaries of countries to offer congratulations and best wishes.  Each message vaguely references the relations between the United States and the country, and summarizes U.S. Government’s (USG’s) current policy towards each respective government. While these messages are not viewed as...