Indigenous people of the Americas have new hope for justice

June 15 was a historic day. After 17 years of negotiations, the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was approved. That’s cause for celebration.

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!

Three cheers For Rio, thumbs down for the IOC

The 2016 Olympics host Rio de Janeiro is finally basking in some glory. It had to overcome many obstacles and the ridicule of the West; and the games were in jeopardy until the very last day.

The challenges facing Peru’s new president

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will have to work with a powerful opposition. Disagreement over the fate of a former president may get in the way

Venezuela's “Risk of Chaos Rising”

Increased political confrontation can drive oil-rich Venezuela -- already a very violent country -- into outright chaos, 

Congratulations to Bolivarian Socialism - Venezuela brings back agricultural slavery

This is the country which has recently run out of beer, Big Macs, that toilet paper we keep making jokes about and is on the verge of running out of banknotes as they now cost more to print than they are worth.

The Luddite Syndrome in the Americas

The Americas are poised to experience several development blockers as some of its leaders believe that progress entails institutional destruction in lieu of institutional refurbishment.

Pokemon Go and our Latam addiction

The app that everyone is talking about has gained terrain in the region.

Colombia's peace beckons

After nearly 70 years of war and a quarter of a million casualties, the guerillas are talking peace. There’s a long road ahead

Venezuela's apocalypse: The media at war

In one of the more headache-inducing video clips in recent memory, Fox Business Network presents us with its version of the current crisis in Venezuela - where economic mismanagement under the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro has converged with a drop in global oil prices to produce runaway inflation and a shortage of basic goods. 

Chile is no longer LatAm’s brightest star

Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn? The former brightest star in the region will find it very difficult to recover the leadership position it used to hold in Latin America.

Why this week venezuelan exodus to Colombia spells the end for Maduro

On Sunday, July 10, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into the Colombian city of Cúcuta. Many Venezuelans have compared the exodus into Cúcuta, Colombia to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they are not wholly mistaken.

Neighbors stand up to Venezuela

This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur. But many heads of state are considering blocking Venezuela, at least temporarily, citing the erosion of democracy there.

The phrase 'economic development' has bad associations in Latin America

There are better ways of living; we don’t have to prioritise growth above everything else

Biggest obstacle to peace in Colombia may not be FARC, but an ex-president

Former president Álvaro Uribe, had called for a signature-collecting campaign of “civil resistance” to the government of President Juan Manuel Santos

Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?

President Obama will not be judged on his intentions or his attempts on immigration, but rather on his real impact. This is his last chance to establish a legacy of pragmatic compassion.

An exodus at US's backyard

This exodus involves people who have fled the threat of death in Central America and arrived, traumatized and defenseless, at the American border.

The irony of NATO

NATO is supposed to be a defensive alliance but its moving eastwards threatening Europe with destruction.

Brazil is Living in Interesting Times. Unfortunately

Tradition has it that the Chinese have used, for many years, a curse that went, more or less “may you live in interesting times.”

Is Brexit reversible?

We listed 4 ways the UK could reverse Brexit

As the World Goes Latin, Latin America Gets Logical

While the British were exiting the EU and the Americas were finally taking steps to protect democracy,

The OAS and Venezuela: is that it?

Did I miss something? After the big build-up to the June 23 meeting of the Permanent Council convened by Secretary General Luis Almagro, the event didn’t even end with a whimper: it ended with lunch. No vote

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