Ana Quintana


Specializing in Latin American issues, Ana Quintana is an analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. Readers may write her at Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4999.

Most Recent Articles by Ana Quintana:

Venezuela has come to resemble a lower level of Dante’s Inferno

Feb 2, 2018 — Ana Quintana

Venezuela has come to resemble a lower level of Dante’s Inferno
WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On January 24, former major league baseball player Marcos Carvajal died of pneumonia. He was only 33.  The common respiratory infection should not have killed him.

But Carvajal was in Venezuela, a country where more than three-quarters of all public hospitals lack basic medicines, and common ailments have become death sentences.

Venezuela’s healthcare system is supposed to be one of Hugo Chavez’s greatest legacies.  But severe shortages of medicines and medical supplies have decimated public healthcare.


Raul Castro’s demand for Gitmo plus reparations show Cuba still a prime enemy

Oct 8, 2015 — Ana Quintana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Late last month, Cuban General Raul Castro stood before the UN General Assembly to berate the U.S. and demand a host of concessions from Washington.  Topping his list of demands: return the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, and pay “reparations” for the decades-long trade embargo against the regime.