Greek Break

Like me before him, my grandson (who's been translating my comments into English for this here blog) is taking his spring break in the Greek Cyclades archipelago.

Wishing him well on his journey — who knows, he may also stumble upon a Crete-shape cloud?

During this two-week hiatus, take a look back at all the places we've already been in My Grand-Père's World!

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Why U.S. Vaccine Diplomacy In Latin America Makes "Good" Sense

Echoing its cultural diplomacy of the early 20th century, the United States is gifting vaccines to Latin America as part of a renewed "good neighbor'' policy.

Waiting to get the vaccine in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico

Andrea Matallana

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BUENOS AIRES — Just before and during World War II, the United States' Good Neighbor policy proved a very effective strategy to improve ties with Latin America. Initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the policy's main goal was non-interference and non-intervention. The U.S. would instead focus on reciprocal exchanges with their southern neighbors, including through art and cultural diplomacy.

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