VENEZUELA’S ENDGAME: DEMOCRACY OR CIVIL WAR

“The street protests that have convulsed Venezuela for the past three-and-a-half months often turn violent: One hundred and two people have already died. Yet the most surprising aspect of the movement is not how rampant violence has been, but how…

LULA’S CONVICTION UNSETTLES BRAZIL

“Lula’s lawyers say he is the victim of ‘a politically motivated investigation’. The sentencing makes it harder for him to run for President in 2018. Debate rages: is Lava Jato an overdue holding to account of the powerful, or a…

TRUMP’S CUBA GAMBIT: ANTI-CASTRO OR ANTI-OBAMA?

“Trump was expected in Miami by the mercenaries who were traded for compotes after their defeat at Playa Girón, the old terrorist guard who killed in the CIA's name and waited for the ship with the U.S. flag to return…

BRAZIL’S ENDLESS CORRUPTION CRISIS

“The Brazilian metaphor for impending disaster is ‘a vaca foi pro brejo’ or ‘the cow went to the swamp’. The Brazilian swamp now hosts an entire herd of cattle, up to their pasterns in muddy quicksand”.

VENEZUELA’S CHAOS: ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE?

“En el año más duro, en el que tantos apostaron por su tropiezo, Maduro, sorteando todos los escollos ha demostrado su talla excepcional de hombre de Estado. Y de líder indestructible de la revolución bolivariana”.

LATIN RACISM: UNACKNOWLEDGED AND PERVASIVE

“Racist Latin America?”   “ ‘I Don’t Interview Blacks’: Brazil’s Racist Corporate Culture”   “Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness” “The New Colors of the Chilean Society”

PARAGUAY’S DEMOCRACY FLOUNDERS

“The best way to understand and solve any kind of crisis is to recognize that each problem is in general a manifestation of other, deeper problems”.