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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%20DOL%20Trade%20-%20Labor%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43882.pdf

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

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_enforcement_ar_2013.pdf

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43577.pdf

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

 

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43702.pdf

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran-Contra Revisited

Categories: History,Iran,Latin America,Presidency

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB483/

A set of eight recently declassified documents covering notes and meetings related to what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s and the question of presidential power,  From the National Security Archive

 

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