Tag Archives: IALR

Looking Back at the Partial Restoration of Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

By: Charles Short As Russia ramps up efforts to plunge back into the Cold War with the United States following reports that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, diplomatic ties with another former Cold War adversary has begun the thawing process. This past December marked the two-year anniversary since President Obama announced a […]

“Wet-Foot” Policy Dried Up—Is Something Afoot?

By: Miguel Fernandez The long standing “Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot” Policy is gone. On January 12, 2017, just before leaving office, President Barack Obama ended the 20-year-old policy that has allowed most Cuban refugees who reach United States soil to stay and become legal permanent residents. President Obama stated, “[e]ffective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter […]

What Trump’s Victory Could Mean for Mexico

By: Alexandra Rattinger The recent presidential election of Donald Trump has left countless Americans with feelings of uncertainty, waiting anxiously to see if Trump makes good on many of his radical platform promises. However, no other country is likely to be as directly affected by Trump’s victory as Mexico, a country with tremendous ties to […]

Just Say No…to Litigation: Ezequiel Lavezzi Contemplates Lawsuit Over Drug Comment

By Mark Lindemann  Argentina has provided the soccer world with some of the most exciting players the sport has ever seen, including, arguably, the best player of all time in Lionel Messi. Recently, Argentina made waves in international soccer for less commendable reasons, player discontent. These two aspects of Argentinian soccer converged over the summer […]