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In Search of a Stronger, More Unified North America

OPINION By ERIC FARNSWORTH and EARL ANTHONY WAYNE North America was trending in the midterm elections, although you may have missed it. Think about the top campaign issues in races across the country: economic recovery and job creation, inflation, the price of gasoline, immigration, border security, increasing crime and suffering in communities devastated by fentanyl and other drugs. With the

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Peru Accuses Mexico of Meddling in Its Internal Affairs

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who has repeatedly accused the European Parliament, the United States, Spain and a slew of other countries of “meddling” in Mexico’s internal affairs, found himself with the shoe on the other foot on Friday, Dec. 9, after Peru’s Foreign Ministry called in his ambassador to Lima, Pablo Monroy, and ordered

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On the Mark: Brittney Griner Released through Prisoner Swap

By MARK LORENZANA After almost 10 months of being detained, WNBA superstar Brittney Griner was finally released from Russian custody and arrived in the United States on Thursday, Dec. 8, after a successful prisoner swap between Washington and Moscow. The United States government exchanged convicted arms dealer Victor Bout for Griner. The successful swap was a culmination of months of

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The Tough Job of Unlocking the USMCA’s Full Potential

OPINION By JOHN BURZAWA, SOPHIE EGAR and EARL ANTHONY WAYNE Part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center* The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) provides continent-wide rules, norms and problem-solving processes that can help the three-member countries to continue the trade and coproduction system established under its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But if the USMCA is to

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Belgian Embassy Marks Koningsdag with Sumptuous Chocolate Celebration

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS When it comes to chocolate, Belgium knows a thing or two. Considered by most chocolatiers and connoisseurs as the premiere source of quality cacao-based candies in the world, the European country’s close affiliation with chocolate dates back to the 17th century. Today, Belgium’s exclusive chocolates — internationally renowned for the stringent quality controls and exquisite flavor blends

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