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
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
I caught up with a friend from a U.S. consulate in Brazil this weekend, and as could be expected the … Continue reading Brazil’s Debt-to-Disney Ratio