Hemisphere Highlights, Volume VII, Issue 4 - April 2008
May 5, 2008
Canada attends the 20th NATO Summit in Bucharest. Drug-related violence along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to escalate. The prime minister of Haiti is forced to resign in the face of severe food riots. The president of Guatemala visits CSIS to speak about the goals and challenges faced by his government. Sixty-eight members of the National Congress in Colombia are under investigation for links to paramilitary groups. Tensions between the government and military officials in Ecuador persist in the wake of the Colombian cross-border raid on the FARC in March, and investor confidence in the country is threatened by a National Assembly decision to temporarily halt production in the mining industry. The economic minister of Argentina resigns after extensive farm protests caused by an increase in export duties on several major crops.