2013-2014: Economic Engagement

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.


2013-2014 Topic Analysis

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Topic Background Paper: An introduction to the topic from Latin America economic expert Sergio Daga– a Debate Central exclusive!

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Cuba Aff/Neg

Russia Disad

TPA politics Disad (full file)

TPA politics update

UN declares Latin America most insecure region globally

Status quo solves U.S.-Latin America relations


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