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"Trump heads south to be the first president since Reagan to speak at NRA Forum". Source: Yellow Hammer News. 

After the fateful shooting in Parkland last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken the stage as the cornerstone of the political debate over gun control. Its relationship with the Republican Party is more than 40 years old, hiding behind the political dynamics of the country.

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[OP-ED] El regreso del Americano Feo: Tillerson viaja a Latinoamérica

 02/06/2018 - 14:30
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Cualquiera que conozca un poco la historia de las relaciones EE. UU. – América Latina podría haberle dicho al secretario de estado Rex Tillerson que iniciar un periplo de “buena voluntad” de una semana a cinco países de ese continente hablando maravillas de la Doctrina Monroe, alentando a los militares de Venezuela a derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro, y exigiendo que Cuba lleve a cabo cambios políticos del gusto de Washington no iba a ser un primer acto estelar.

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[OP-ED] The Ugly American Returns: Tillerson Travels to Latin America

 02/06/2018 - 14:29
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Anybody with a modicum of knowledge about the history of U.S.-Latin America relations could have told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that starting a weeklong, five-nation “goodwill tour” of that continent by singing the praises of the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, seeming to encourage the Venezuelan military to topple President Nicolás Maduro, and demanding for Cuba to make political changes pleasing to Washington was not going to be a stellar opening act.

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