Fidel, who bore more than a slight resemblance to Tom Jones, was fiercely proud of his native islands. Given the … Continue reading Cape Verde and Africa: Distant Neighbors
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
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 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
One theme I’m planning to explore further in my posts this year is corruption in Latin America, and the pervasive … Continue reading 2014: The Year of Corruption
São Paulo is, as I like to call it, a bagunça quente. That means absolutely nothing in Portuguese other than a … Continue reading How to cap off a business trip to São Paulo