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 IGNORE 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.

Mexico in the face of Trump’s America: Nationalism is NOT the answer

A call for nationalism is the wrong answer to Trump’s policies. Beyond its shortsighted and potentially chauvinistic nature, a call for nationalism can translate IGNORE INTO a call for loyalty towards the current government

Why South Koreans are richer than Latin Americans

If you wonder why most Asian countries have done so much better than Latin American nations in recent decades, visit a South Korean local school.

Can the World Help Venezuela Save Itself?

The United States, Colombia, Cuba and other Caribbean countries want to stabilize Venezuela’s oil exports and to prevent an escalation of violence, a breakdown of order and further floods of refugees.

What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

As Correísmo hangs on, Moreano has made lots of promises, but will struggle to keep them

Colombia, now we need to talk about the people

The next phase in the peace agreement calls for a change of focus.

Will Mexico get half of its territory back?

The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned IGNORE INTO a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again.

Latin America: A desert of new ideas

Latin America, the birthplace of some of the most influential ideas of the past century, is now lagging behind.