I’ve never read In Patagonia. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever picked the book up to consider reading it. … Continue reading Why Bruce Chatwin Pisses Me Off
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
via Washington Post, PETER M. SIAVELIS and KIRSTEN SEHNBRUCH Two generals. Neighbors, in fact. And close friends. Their daughters played together … Continue reading Bachelet Poised for a Comeback
Americans aren’t the only ones that pause to reflect on this terrible September day. While we mourn our own loss … Continue reading September 11th Elsewhere
I love a good story about authoritarianism as much as the next person, but Kurt Weyland’s recent tome in the … Continue reading Of dictators and democrats
The Wall Street Journal editorial board, ever-ardently guarding the principles of freedom, slipped this gem about Egypt into last Friday’s … Continue reading Pinochet Through Rose-Colored Glasses
Is it an “up yours” to Brazil? A “take that” to China? A “please be my friend” gesture to the … Continue reading Pacific Alliance or Star Washington Consensus Students?