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Some Reflections on Puerto Rico, Language, and National Identity

March 10, 2010

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Questions about the complex political status of Puerto Rico as a commonwealth within the United States are, once again, on the table in Washington, D.C., and in San Juan. The road to becoming the 51st State seems to be wide open for the island. It has, no doubt, been cleared and paved by a Democratic […]

The Evolution of Coup d’Etats in Latin America

December 9, 2009

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Recent events in Latin America, particularly in Bolivia and Honduras, once again cast light on political governance in the region. This theme is not new and its features certainly not surprising given the history of the region and its culture of caudillos. Although a few countries have matured somewhat politically, the coups and revolutions of […]