Why Ambassador Feeley’s Resignation Is So Devastating

Why Ambassador Feeley’s Resignation Is So Devastating

When the ambassador to Panama resigned his post, U.S. diplomacy lost one of its most talented Latin America hands.
(Source: U.S. Embassy in Panama/Flickr)

My favorite John Feeley story is from the time we accompanied then-Vice President Joe Biden to Guatemala City on March 1, 2015. All of us on the vice president’s national security team were bouncing around in a motorcade to our next meeting, exhausted from the grueling demands of preparing and staffing such a trip. Feeley suddenly bundled his coat into a pillow and laid down to nap for the 15-minute drive to our next stop.

When I exclaimed, “I can’t believe you’re able to sleep in a moving motorcade,” he responded, “Marines have to learn to sleep anywhere,” and then nodded off.

…Read the rest of this article on Americas Quarterly.

How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life in Central America

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) released a report today documenting the behavioral impact on crime across Central America, especially in the Northern Triangle. One in three adults has considered emigrating because of insecurity, according to the report. The Dialogue invited me to join the panel and provide a policy perspective on the findings. You can find the full report here.

(NTN24) El mundo 16 años después del 11 de septiembre


El lunes 11 de septiembre se cumplieron 16 años desde el ataque a las Torres Gemelas, y el viernes 15 detonó una bomba en un tren en Londres. El terrorismo es hoy una amenaza para todo occidente ¿Cómo se preparan los países para enfrentarlo? Haga clic aquí para ver el video en NTN24.

Podcast: Can Anyone Save Venezuela?

An economic and humanitarian crisis, precipitated by the Maduro regime, has brought Venezuela to the brink of collapse.

I sat down with good friends Ben Pauker, Foreign Policy Executive Editor and Michael Camilleri, director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue to discuss the crisis in Venezuela for FP’s Editor’s Roundtable podcast.