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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 1: Documents on Mexico; Central America; and the Caribbean, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Covers U.S. diplomatic policy toward this region during the Nixon/Ford administrations.  Part 2 will cover the nations of South America.  From the State Department


Fact Sheet: U.S. – CARICOM Summit: Deepening Energy Cooperation

Categories: Energy,Latin America

Covers the main issues of discussion at the meeting of the leaders of the U.S. and Caribbean countries.  From the White House


Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the role the U.S. is playing in efforts to improve labor laws and working conditions with foreign trade partners.  Key countries include Guatemala, Jordan, Colombia, Bahrain, Haiti, and Burma.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 114th Congress

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

Examines U.S. policy toward Latin America as the new Congress begins with a focus on changes toward Cuba, the emergence of Latin American organizations that do not include the U.S., and other moves toward greater independence of U.S. influence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2013

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Statistics

Annual statistical report on the number of aliens apprehended and returned to their native countries. Includes details on native country of those apprehended, region where apprehended, and trends in apprehensions since 1965. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion

Categories: Africa,Cuba,History,Latin America,Russia

A set of 9 recently declassified documents which reveal secret contingency plans for airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in retaliation for Cuba’s decision to send troops to Angola in 1975. From the National Security Archive


Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations


Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and FY2015 Appropriations

Categories: Congress,Foreign Assistance,Govt Finance,Latin America

Provides details about the foreign assistance request for Latin America and issues for Congressional consideration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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