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JOAQUIN ROY is a professor at the School of International Studies and senior research associate at the North-South Center of the University of Miami. He received his law degree from the University of Barcelona and his doctorate from Georgetown University. He was previously on the faculty of the School of International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University and of Emory University. His research and teaching areas are the history of political ideas, Latin American thought, intellectual history and literature, contemporary ideologies, regional integration, transitions to democracy, and human rights policies. His regional focus is on Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Central America, the European Union, and European-Latin American relations. His articles and reviews have been published in Revista Iberoamericana, Journal of Interamerican Studies, Revista Espanola de Derecho Comunitario, Revista de Estudios Internacionales, Politica Exterior, and The European Union Review. Among his 25 books are Cuba y Espana: Relaciones y Percepciones (Madrid BCC, 1988); The Reconstruction of Central America: The Role of the European Community (North-South Center, 1991); The Ibero-American Space/El Espacio Iberoamericano (University of Miami/University of Barcelona, 1996); Memorias de mi Juventud en Cuba durante la Guerra Separatista (Barcelona: Peninsula, 1999); La Siempre Fiel: Un Siglo de Relaciones Hispano-Cubanas, 1898-1998 (University of Madrid, 1999); and Cuba, the U.S. and the Helms-Burton Doctrine (University of Florida Press, 2000).
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Europeans apparently do not approve of the seeming U.S. emphasis on providing military equipment and training to Colombia for a counternarcotics effort in what they see as a larger strategic political conflict. At the same time, he reports that Europeans are not only concerned with the counternarcotics violence in Colombia, but also with the economic, security, and political spillover effects for