in a cheap attempt to turn this into a local “victory”, Brazil succeeded in glossing over serious issues around justice and the rule of law that made Ryan Lochte’s story so believable in the first place.
I get asked all the time if Rio de Janeiro is a safe place to visit. What’s complicated is that it’s better than you think but can be worse than you imagine.
The world will see clearer this week, and politicians across the hemisphere will be keen to hear, how Francis deals with a country and society that makes many Latin Americans deeply conflicted.
Arequipa is a gorgeous gem of a city tucked into Peru’s southern Andes. The “white city”, reminiscent of southern Spain, has a perfect year-round temperature, no tourists, and a wealth […]
Peddlers with the same mass-produced wares, painters accosting you with their portfolios (which look just like the ones you’ve seen 20 times before) and llama-toting hustlers. You’ll find them all […]
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro is poised to take the spotlight next year as it […]
Via Se Mancha Blog There’s really nothing good to say about the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Families are in distress without closure, governments around the world are […]