Saturday (February 4) marks the 16th anniversary of Plan Colombia, a multi-billion dollar U.S. counternarcotics and counterinsurgency military aid package given to Colombia under President Bill Clinton.
Undoubtedly entertainment information is easier to receive and when it comes to Latin America, it works as a powerful tool to control the masses response to reality but, is this tool being properly used?
Not only would the wall be needlessly expensive -- Trump says it will cost $8 billion, engineers have said at least twice as much -- but there are far better ways to prevent the flow of undocumented immigrants and drugs from Mexico.
Corruption blocks the ability of governments to provide basic services to citizens, undermines people's trust in democracy and is often tied to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. Is our culture the birth place for this outrageous phenomenon?
Because of his ignorance about the day-to-day intricacies of governing, he will be more reliant on his Cabinet than any of his predecessors. And yet, Trump has assembled the whitest, oldest and wealthiest cabinet in recent memory.
A constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month is being called “the end of the world” amendment by its opponents. Why? Because the consequences of the amendment look disastrous — and long lasting.