Here are the Blogs in the Steve Hecht category.
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Friday, 18 August 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht President Donald Trump has committed the "full weight of US diplomatic and economic” to bear on Venezuela "to restore its democracy." Yet an Obama-holdover ambassador and elements of the State Department are leading a constitutional coup in Central America. Venezuela now has ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2017 10:55 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 3 August 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht A reversal of the flood of illegal immigrants and drugs across the southern US border seems beyond reach. A missing piece of the puzzle, however, has flown under the radar. The Obama administration exacerbated these problems by favoring collectivists in Latin America, most ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/03/2017 4:44 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht America’s opioid crisis has heightened the demand for heroin and the importance of counter-narcotics operations in Latin America. However, a knee-jerk response will fail to grasp the complexities on the ground. While the Mexican military has a vigorous poppy air-interdiction ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2017 10:56 AM by Steve Hecht
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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blog preview image Uproot Personnel, Apply the Cuba Reversal to Guatemala by Steve Hecht On June 16 in Miami, President Trump reversed Obama’s Cuba policy with a new approach that emphasizes basic freedoms and personal opportunity. On the same day, also in Miami, Vice President Mike Pence met with Guatemalan ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 4:43 AM by Steve Hecht
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Friday, 16 June 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht The Obama-Castro alliance extends far beyond Cuba, and understanding this is the key to resolving the plight of Central America. Their agenda stands in the way of economic development and reducing the flight of Central Americans and contraband to the United States. On Thursday ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2017 12:15 PM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017
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blog preview image House Resolution on CICIG Conceals the Truth about Guatemala, Aids Violent Leftists by Steve Hecht CICIG Commissioner Iván Velásquez holds the ceremonial check from the US embassy in Guatemala, with Ambassador Todd Robinson on the right. (US Embassy) An unaudited UN commission, with the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2017 4:24 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht A new report is dominating discussion of Central America policy, but it glosses over one pivotal problem. The authors' deference to the status quo puts them at odds with the Trump administration's search for solutions to problems bleeding across our southern border. The self-described ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 7:08 AM by Steve Hecht
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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blog preview image Enforce Terms of US Aid to the Northern Triangle by Steve Hecht Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly understands the deathly, exploitative nature of migrant routes to the United States: “young women get taken into the … sex trade” against their will. The good news is that there are immediately ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 4:39 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht The flow of illegal immigrants and contraband — drugs and military-grade weapons — requires immediate attention to our neighbors to the southwest and a new approach to foreign relations. President Trump has launched a commission chaired by Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2017 7:01 AM by Steve Hecht
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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blog preview image US Ambassador, UN Commissioner Work against Alliance for Prosperity Objectives by Steven Hecht Attorney General Thelma Aldana and Cicig Commissioner Iván Velásquez interact with members of Congress during a session on changes to the Guatemalan Constitution. (El Periódico)   Policy ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 5:50 AM by Steve Hecht
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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blog preview image Heads Must Roll or Illegal Immigration Will Keep Flowing by Steve Hecht Ambassador Todd Robinson avoided the call for resignations, since he is a career diplomat, and now he is rushing to perpetuate the Obama agenda through Donald Trump's tenure. When Donald Trump requested the resignations ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 5:18 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
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blog preview image The Hill Overlooks Opportunity to Strike the Root in Guatemala by Steve Hecht Migrants ride the "Beast" or "Train of Death" through Mexico on their way to the United States — seen here in Tenosique, near the border with Guatemala. (Marilyn Alvarado Leyva) A recent report from the Hill newspaper ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2017 12:32 PM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 27 February 2017
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blog preview image Guatemala Presents the Opportunity, but Heads Must Roll by Steve Hecht   US Ambassador Todd Robinson (left) sits in on the meeting between Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (right). (US Embassy Guatemala) The fight against illegal immigration ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2017 7:15 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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blog preview image Guatemala's Porous Border Offers Easy Access through Mexico by Steve Hecht   At times, one cannot tell whether he is in Mexico or Guatemala, so open is the border. (einalem)   The Trump administration’s temporary travel ban on seven Middle Eastern countries, pending proper vetting, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 7:33 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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blog preview image US Ambassador Jets Constitutional Reforms, Backs Marxists by Steve Hecht US Ambassador Todd Robinson (left) and Acting Secretary of State Thomas Shannon (right) give their support and US taxpayer dollars to Commissioner Iván Velásquez (center) of the UN Commission Against Impunity, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 5:12 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 9 January 2017
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blog preview image by Steven Hecht Taxpayers are on the hook for $750 million annually for five years to Central America, but under current circumstances, US foreign officials will squander the money.   The goal of this "Alliance for Prosperity" is to stabilize the Northern Triangle —  Guatemala, El Salvador, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2017 7:04 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 12 December 2016
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By Armando de la Torre  Now that the curtain has come down on your long-running play, it’s time for some parting thoughts. You’ve already let me know, in countless different ways, what you think of me. My answer to you has been in process for nearly 60 years. Fidel, your career has been one more ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2016 4:38 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
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by Steve Hecht Guatemala may fly under the radar of US media, but how Donald Trump handles this Central American nation will be crucial to restoring the rule of law on immigration. As William La Jeunesse noted on Tucker Carlson Tonight, “the real problem the border patrol is experiencing now isn’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 9:29 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016
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blog preview image by Steve Hecht Dr. Walid Phares's account of the meeting between Mr. Trump and President Peña Nieto [NER, September 3] puts a frame around matters that's all too rare in our current landscape of media analysis.   While connoisseurs of the moment have emphasized the differences between the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 5:22 AM by Steve Hecht
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