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Jim Zirin speaks with Shannon O'Neil.

A possible wall on our border with Mexico, the future of NAFTA in question,  a peace treaty with the rebels (later overturned by the voters) for which Colombia’s President Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize, an impeachment in Brazil, Argentina again open for business, and Venezuela in turmoil, Latin America continues to mystify us. Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Shannon O’Neil takes the long view, and tells Jim that political upheaval aside, there is great cause for optimism in the hemisphere.

 

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Jim Zirin speaks with Shannon O'Neil.

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump wants to deport six million illegal Mexican immigrants, including their families, who may be birthright American citizens, and then build a wall along our southern border by confiscating $12 billion earned by Mexicans in the United States. Council on Foreign Relations Latin American expert Shannon O’Neil tells Jim whether the Trump plan is bad for America.

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Jim Zirin speaks with Shannon O'Neil.

In recent decades, Mexico has turned the corner politically and economically, while immigration and security issues persist. Council on ForeignRelations Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies Shannon O’Neil tells Jim that we are two nations indivisible, and that the two countries must collaborate further in their own national interests.

 

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Jim Zirin speaks with Shannon O'Neil.

The Latin America expert and blogger uses her blog latintelligence.com to reposition United States foreign policy in Latin America.

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