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 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
With Edward Snowden on the run and Mercosur countries stumbling over themselves to criticize U.S. spying and the European detainment … Continue reading What is MERCOSUR Really?
While Americans let off a 300-million strong sigh over last month’s revelation that the US government has a massive communications … Continue reading Latin America’s Double Standard on Spying
(via No Se Mancha) Hugo Chavez is still dead. But as Cornelius Fleischhaker notes, the Venezuelan economy isn’t yet. Despite Chavez’s … Continue reading Chavez is Dead, Long Live Chavismo? Part 2
I wrote a few months back that few sane people could truly wish for Chávez (or anyone) to die of … Continue reading Chavez is Dead. Long live Chavismo? Part 1
It’s back, and back with a vengeance. Three-term Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who had a very public battle with cancer … Continue reading Hugo on the brink