On January 22, 2016, Evo Morales began his third consecutive term as Bolivian president, set to govern until the year 2020. Meanwhile, on March 1, Tabaré Vázquez will return to power in Uruguay, after having left office only five years ago.
Latin America’s shifting geopolitics. TIME was when cash-strapped Latin American governments would turn to the IMF for the bitter medicine of its bail-outs. No longer.
The official reaction of Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and several other Latin American countries to the Islamic radicals terrorist attack against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was not only weak, but shameful: they condemned the bloodshed but not its intention to silence the press.
Some 32 percent of the Mexican population is between the ages of 15 and 29. But 22 percent of that age group is neither employed nor in education or training. It could mean bad news – and a missed opportunity – for the economy.
The trial of an ailing ex-dictator is plagued by chaos. AS COURTROOM dramas go, the trial of ex-dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity has been both riveting and maddening.