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Will Obama Move Help Small Businesses?

Jan 17, 2012
Small business is not to be trifled with. President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a proposal to temporarily elevate the Small Business Administration to Cabinet rank is a move in the right direction.

The Endgame Behind the Iranian Nuclear-Scientist Assassinations

Jan 12, 2012
The United States and Israel say they weren’t behind the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist Wednesday—the fourth such attack in two years—but it’s clear as much heat is being applied to Iran as is possible short of war, writes Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler.

Latin American Program in the News: New Guatemala president wants to regain US military aid

Jan 12, 2012
Many in the U.S. are taking a wait-and-see approach to Perez given his military background. President Barack Obama took two weeks to congratulate Perez on his November election victory, something some read as a chilly sign. "They want to sort of say, look, we're prepared to cooperate, but it depends on who is in the government, what priorities they have," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington. "It doesn't come with a free ride."

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Jan 12, 2012
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.