Patria boba

207 years of “patria boba”

The polarization that stopped Colombia's progress 

Peace In Colombia

Peace in Colombia: An act of faith

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

Macri - Fernandez

Argentina at the tipping point

As things stand there are two outcomes, either the people supports Macri or vote against him, maybe placing Cristina Fernandez in the Senate

Live longer, happier, and save the world

Economics and climate change are just two of the many reasons to start riding a bike.

Venezuela: Rise and rise up again

Venezuela: Rise and rise up again

After 100 days, over 81 deaths, and more than 1,400 injured, this has become Venezuela’s fight for a new independence day

Venezuela Violence

How many more deaths does Venezuela need?

The crisis has exploded in Maduro’s face. The country is ruined and the citizens are paying the price.

Emmanuel Macron

The Illusion of the French Elections 2017

The election of the Europeanist Macron, who is a real child of the banking system and of the forces of globalization

Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito

If you can’t measure it, you can’t fix it

Climate change is happening at home and around the world, and it can be considered one of the greatest sustainability challenges of all time.

Donad Trump budget

Trump’s budget proposal shows disinterest and disdain for Latin America

President Trump's newly-released budget proposal for 2018 confirms he has a negative agenda for the region

Venezuela -- It's the Geopolitics Stupid!!

The all-encompassing tragedy devouring Venezuela has been front page material for over a month.


Donald Trump vs. NAFTA: A future that remains unknown

Relations between Canada, Mexico and the United States are increasingly tense making the future of NAFTA unpredictable.

Mexico may soon elect a leftist president — thanks to Trump

The latest polls show that Trump’s Mexico-bashing has had the predictable effect of creating a nationalist backlash in Mexico

Venezuela's economic crisis

Has Venezuela's economic crisis reached a breaking point?

Venezuela is by far the region's worst performing economy. Venezuela's GDP is expected to continue to contract in 2017. Inflation is expected to top 700% this year.

The Falklands and Gibraltar

The Falklands and Gibraltar: founded similarities or unexpected coincidence?

Self-determination is the most controversial word when it comes to the history of these two places, but do they have more similarities than what they are aware of?

Mexican drug smugglers to Trump: Thanks!

What will change? The fees that criminal networks charge to transport people and contraband across the border. Every time the wall goes up, so do smuggling profits.

Venezuela and the Left

The human rights situation in Venezuela is getting worse. Fortunately, some on the Left are deciding to speak up.

Latin America’s great re-election debate

Endowed with extra revenues that enabled them to fulfil campaign promises, presidents tended to be popular. That is no longer the case.

As Venezuela declines, so does its Latin American influence

Nicolás Maduro’s regime, corrupt and overseeing economic collapse, has lost clout in Peru, Colombia, and Argentina.

Let venezuelans speak through the vote

The requests made by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition are concrete. None of them is out of the Constitution.

As Colombia emerges from War, new challenges mount

Regional and hemispheric migration flows have prevailed in Colombia since the 1960s.

Venezuela and the eclipse of American leadership

Venezuela’s steady descent into chaos has repeatedly prompted pundits like me to predict that the authoritarian populist regime founded by Hugo Chávez was doomed to collapse, or be ousted. 

Brexit cowardice and Colombian courage: a tale of two referenda

2016 served up two extraordinary referenda, fought under similar conditions, and with similar results, but which led to remarkably different outcomes.

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