Colombia: Easier to deny

For many years the European and American thinking system was established in Latin American society even over the local and the traditional customs.

Latin America, do lousy in student math tests

International PISA tests  show that 63 percent of Latin American students lack basic skills in math, and in some countries that figure is as high as 91 percent.

How storytelling is running the world

The post truth era: a place where fact-based stories aren’t as persuasive.

At War Over the Right Kind of Peace

Turning Point: Colombians reject a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Amazing article by  Ingrid Betancourt

Brazil’s president weathers multiple storms

A scandal and a further contraction of the economy make things difficult for the government

Football joined Latin American countries as one

The unfortunate tragedy that touched Latin America made it get the feeling of being one, of feeling the same around football and culture.

China, Chile and their neighbors: how they could benefit from Trump’s anti-free trade wave

For Latin America the result of the U.S. election and the growing investments from China in the region could mean a new opportunity to promote their own development in a post-commodity boom environment.

Fidel may be gone, but his legacy lives on in Latin America

In every lonely jungle hideout where guerrillas in olive-drab plotted their fight, Castro kept them company. In every country where revolutionaries and communists dreamed of creating a workers’ paradise, Castro was a guiding light.

Trump needs positive agenda for Latin America or risks antagonizing the region

We are already seeing signs that Latin America may unite in condemning the United States if President-elect Donald Trump goes ahead with his plans to build a border wall

The Curse of Hypercorrection in Latin America

In the late 2000s, leftist politicians were leading countries all across Latin America. Today, most are in retreat, challenged by a new crop of would-be leaders promising to fix the problems created by the left.

If at first you don’t succeed...

Peace and political trench warfare in Colombia ... The new agreement tidies up loose ends, and involves a few significant concessions from the FARC.

Trump is right: Nafta is a disaster. But US workers aren’t the big losers

The president-elect has promised to rip up the free trade treaty, yet there is no sign that his approach will be any fairer

Colombia’s Revised Peace Accord

The deal, incorporating several suggestions from Mr. Santos’s critics, was reached after marathon negotiating sessions in Havana.

Latam’s right turn will trigger social conflicts

The recent turn to the right in Latin American politics will trigger serious social conflicts and marginalize large sectors of the population

Colombia’s Revised Peace Accord

The deal, incorporating several suggestions from Mr. Santos’s critics, was reached after marathon negotiating sessions in Havana.

Venezuela’s opposition needs to pull itself together

This political alliance requires a lot of transparency among its members in order to be effective at political level. It is very difficult, not to say impossible, that all its decisions are taken unanimously

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation.

The limits of technocratic government

Peru’s refreshing new president lacks political know-how. The result is that the government has wavered in its approach to Ms Fujimori’s party, which has a majority in congress.

Donald Trump’s Victory Promises to Upend the International Order

For the first time since before World War II, Americans chose a president who promised to reverse the internationalism practiced by predecessors of both parties and to build walls both physical and metaphorical.

Why has 'macho' Latin America elected more female leaders than the US?

Despite enduring high rates of violence and machismo, women enjoy levels of political representation second only to Scandinavia

On Donald Trump, Hugo Chavez and their respective elites

As the "Rocky Horror Show" (AKA American Presidential Election according to a British nobleman) draws to a close, one too many are trying to understand how could this ordeal happened.

Chavismo Full Circle

Any dialogue that occurs should not be seen as an alternative to the referendum but should focus primarily on restoring the people’s right to choose their leaders

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