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.
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.
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro is poised to take the spotlight next year as it […]
Via Se Mancha Blog There’s really nothing good to say about the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Families are in distress without closure, governments around the world are […]
One theme I’m planning to explore further in my posts this year is corruption in Latin America, and the pervasive effects it has on development, economic growth and overall governance. […]
São Paulo is, as I like to call it, a bagunça quente. That means absolutely nothing in Portuguese other than a literal translation of “hot mess”. But for those who know […]
I caught up with a friend from a U.S. consulate in Brazil this weekend, and as could be expected the topic turned to the vast numbers of Brazilians plying the […]