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
Peddlers with the same mass-produced wares, painters accosting you with their portfolios (which look just like the ones you’ve seen … Continue reading 36 Hours in Cuzco
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading 36 Hours in São Paulo
Via Se Mancha Blog There’s really nothing good to say about the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Families … Continue reading What Brazil can learn from Malaysia
Poor Montevideo, overshadowed by its boastful neighbor across the Rio de la Plata, ignored by its Brazilian neighbors to the … Continue reading 24 Hours in Montevideo