Venezuela’s hapless leader Chávez without the charm

After this days events Nicolás Maduro’s bumbling brings a messy end to his presidency closer. The Chavista movement is now outnumbered by the opposition and mr Maduro seems unable to accept that

Colombia peace deal won’t solve country’s key problem — an outdated economy

A recent study by the Inter-American Development Bank says 83 percent of Colombia’s exports are raw materials, and only 17 percent are manufactured goods.

Lessons from the September 1 Protest Rally in Venezuela

The reality of Venezuela demanded a recall referendum as the path to be followed, since a constitutional amendment was blocked by the judges of the Government making up the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.

Did Dilma Rousseff's 'arrogance' precede her fall?

It remains to be seen whether Brazilians will come to believe that the former president was on the rights side of history.

How is media representing human suffering?

Media is profiting from making already shocking events newsworthy.

The unspeakable and the inexplicable

Why did Enrique Peña Nieto invite Donald Trump to visit Mexico? that is the question, was it a mistake or a well thought move?

The TPP and Chile’s foreign policy options

The TPP is far more than a trade deal. Indeed, economic matters, as Messrs. Loong and Furche pointed out, aren’t even that important.

Chileans reject president Bachelet but her legaciy will live on

The “popular” Michelle Bachelet administration, the one that called itself the voice of the people and bragged about its progressive reforms, has suffered a painful setback.

Colombia’s Remarkable Peace Process

This It is an opportunity Colombians should embrace. They have given a younger generation of Colombians a clear way to start relegating this war to the history books.

Has the Venezuelan state created the hunger games?

The Venezuelan government has become one of the world’s cruelest teasers. It has created unspeakable hardships for the populace and, at the same time, is taking advantage of those hardships to introduce new forms of political control.

‘Dynasty,’ the Nicaragua Version

The course of Mr. Ortega’s own political history should serve as reminder that overthrowing a government can be the citizens’ response when all other avenues for dissent are shut.

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.

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