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.
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.
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 […]
Part 1: Chihuahua to Creel I like to take trains wherever I travel in Latin America. Most of the time it’s a practical urban reality (subway systems anywhere), […]
File under public private partnership pandemonium: in case you missed it, the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal has been put on hold due to cost overruns and accusations […]
One theme I’m planning to explore further in my posts this year is corruption in Latin America, and the pervasive effects it has on development, economic growth and overall governance. […]
Some cities stun, others charm, a few overwhelm and all too many bore. Sometimes after you visit you realize once is enough, many times it takes a good three or […]