The Free-Market Case for Climate Science

Are you someone who has faith in the power of free markets? Then you should naturally accept the evidence that human activity is bringing about climate change.

Fidel Castro’s unusual gift to history

The Castro brothers were able to govern for so long in part because the United States often took actions against their rule that allowed them to rally the people against a common enemy.

Seeking truth, 21st-century style

Concerns about fake news spreading online are legitimate. More and more people are getting most, in some cases all, of their news and information from online sources, often through social channels such as Facebook or Twitter.

Vice President-Elect Pence should take on the 'Plan Colombia for the Northern Triangle'

In the summer of 2014, 70,000 unaccompanied minors (UACs) from the Northern Triangle – consisting of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – crossed the U.S.-Mexico border

Mexican attitudes to marijuana mellow

In November 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.. Drug liberalisation north of the border may speed up the process

Colombia steps back

The country constant struggle to develop gets shaded by the Senate approval in the second debate the project of Viviane Morales that intends to restrict the adoption to only heterosexual couples.

Our country of the year by The Economist

Which country improved the most in 2016?  Colombia

A small act of national suicide in Peru

Viva la ignorancia! - When ignorance is public policy, the destitution of an education minister that showed good results is the logical outcome

Will Democracy Survive Trump’s Populism? Latin America May Tell Us

Americans should take a look at Latin America, where, starting in the 1940s, elected populists undermined democracy.

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.

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

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.

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