Is Costa Rica the world’s happiest, greenest country?

Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Pope Francis, get out of Venezuela. You’re only making things worse.

Many of us have praised Pope Francis for his humbleness and for his tolerance toward victims of discrimination who had long been neglected by the Vatican, but it’s time to tell him loud and clear: Get out of Venezuela.

Will Trump double down on drug war capitalism with Plan Colombia?

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.

Venezuela’s MUD must hold primaries Now!

It seems that leaders of the opposition have reached a consensus on pressing for the regional elections. That is progress. And completing the following steps should not be too complicated for them

Will Trump Double down on drug war capitalism with Plan Colombia

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.

Entertainment in control of our realities

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? 

Trump’s mexican shakedown

President Trump’s insistence that he will force Mexico to pay is the definition of extortion: obtaining un-owed money through coercion.

Trump will bring jobs back from Mexico — to be replaced by robots

Trump claims that the United States has a huge unemployment problem. In fact, the opposite is true: overall U.S. unemployment has gone down from 10 percent in 2009 to 4.8 percent today

Is there a credible Islamist threat in Latin America?

Some observers and policymakers suggest there is, but a cold look at the facts suggests fears may be overblown.

Trump's Wall: A Wasteful, Foolish Boondoggle

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.

As Migrants strain border towns, pressure builds on Mexico to act

As more migrants are blocked at the American border and more undocumented immigrants are deported from the United States, border communities in Mexico could be overwhelmed

How Santos’ New peace deal aggravated Colombia’s drug war

Colombia’s renegotiated peace deal shows that the “war on drugs” will be hard to dismantle.

Corruption culture made in Latin America

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?

Trump’s failure to appoint Hispanic Cabinet members is no minor issue

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.

Why has Venezuela's opposition struggled to spark change?

At the beginning of 2016, there seemed such promise for opposition politicians in Venezuela, but little was achieved. Can 2017 be different?

In Latin America, Mexico the only real 'loser' under Trump

Today Donald Trump goes from PEOTUS to POTUS.  Latin America is not impressed. They'll get over it.

What does it mean to be “Latino”?

Does a Latin American identity really exist? The word Latino has unified a group of people under its meaning, what is that meaning?  

Trump barking at the wrong tree

Automation revolution is taking the jobs, not evil foreigners. The first self-driving cars are now on the road in the United States. That's another four million jobs down the drain

Is the U.S. opening to Cuba dead in the water?

Obama’s historic normalization with Havana is under threat from Trump’s hardline cabal of Castro-haters

Can Colombia meet its huge 2017 coca eradication goal?

Colombia has outlined plans to mitigate surging coca cultivations — one of the biggest threats to lasting peace in the country — as the FARC guerrillas’ demobilization process moves slowly forward.

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