I’m sort of sad to see our amazing world — now ever more accessible through air travel, online connectivity, and new ways of working — reduced to clickbait through the eyes of “nomads”. Continue reading I am not a nomad
Today is the day of Christopher Columbus, the man who simultaneously manages to be vilified by Latinos, championed by Italian-Americans, … Continue reading Don’t Blame Columbus, Blame Spain
One of the most important meetings in Latin America’s economic and political calendar is happening later this week. It’s not happening in Latin America, and no Latin American leaders will be in the room. I’d bet money that nobody will even say the word “Latin”. Continue reading Latin America’s Trump Card
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. Continue reading Brazil’s gold medal in insecurity
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. Continue reading Is Rio de Janeiro safe?
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. Continue reading Francis in another America
Arequipa is a gorgeous gem of a city tucked into Peru’s southern Andes. The “white city”, reminiscent of southern Spain, … Continue reading Arequipa: A mosaic