• Is Costa Rica the world’s happiest, greenest country?

    Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

  • In Venezuela, They Blinked

    Everywhere in the world Congress oath is a customary and rather boring ceremony but in Venezuela it grasped the attention of world media that followed its proceedings step-by-step.

  • In Latin America, Mexico the only real 'loser' under Trump

    Today Donald Trump goes from PEOTUS to POTUS.  Latin America is not impressed. They'll get over it.

  • If at first you don’t succeed...

    Peace and political trench warfare in Colombia... The new agreement tidies up loose ends, and involves a few significant concessions from the FARC.

  • How Venezuela can avoid suspension from the OASl

    The history of Latin America and the Caribbean is plagued with dictators. That is why in 2001, the 34 countries of the OAS agreed to and signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

  • How storytelling is running the world

    The post truth era: a place where fact-based stories aren’t as persuasive.

  • How is media representing human suffering?

    Media is profiting from making already shocking events newsworthy.

  • How has U.S. leverage in Latin America grown?

    One of the legacies President Barack Obama will leave to his successor is increased foreign policy leverage in Latin America.

  • How Bolivia Fights the Drug Scourge

    The yearly condemnation of Bolivia has been futile. So far, that country’s experience with its drug strategy is showing more promise than Washington’s forced-eradication model.

  • Hosting the Olympics is a economic disaster

    The Rio Olympics, the first to be held in South America, may go down in history as an economic fiasco and a public relations embarrassment. Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games may leave a $15 billion deficit for Brazil!

  • Hispaniola cries for help

    Hispaniola cries for help

    Xenofobia in Latin America is threatening the basic citizenship rights of communities in the Caribbean

  • Here's why conservation efforts may fail

    According to a Mongabay analysis lack of funding, not clearly stated goals and ignoring the history of the region are some of the reasons why conservation efforts tend to fail.

  • Haz lo que te dé la gana

    Si uno no le cede al Estado una parte del control de la vida, no podemos reclamarle a ese mismo Estado que nos dé paz y seguridad.

  • Has the Venezuelan state created the hunger games?

    The Venezuelan government has become one of the world’s cruelest teasers. It has created unspeakable hardships for the populace and, at the same time, is taking advantage of those hardships to introduce new forms of political control.

  • Has the pink tide truly turned?, Ecuador might have the answer

    The country faces its first election in a decade without Rafael Correa but although the favourite, Lenín Moreno, is from the same party they are different characters

  • Guillermo Lasso en la ruta presidencial!

    Después de 10 años de oscurantismo institucional, Ecuador tiene la oportunidad de desalojar por el voto directo, a los inquilinos en mora de Carondelet.

  • Gran Bretaña, un país a la deriva

    Como en el juego de las sillas musicales, los británicos están buscando desesperadamente una silla vacía para negociar acuerdos de libre comercio con otras partes del mundo antes que la música se detenga (y Donald Trump u otros populistas y aislacionistas cierren la puerta a nuevos acuerdos comerciales).

  • Grab a seat in the front row - It’s a four year show

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru, described the U.S. attitude towards Latin America as that of any human being with his or her pet: warm and close, but inconsequential.

  • Getting the Story Right in Venezuela

    Haiti’s earthquake and political chaos is a piece of cake compared to the challenge Venezuela presents to the Americas.

  • Gender equality shouldn't lead to more violence

    Unfortunately, levels of violence against women have increased as they are more empowered.

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