In a column published Monday morning, I asked the Bloomberg gurus: Where is Venezuela in the pessimistic guide to 2015?* In The Washington Post, Jackson Diehl delves deeper into the theme, warning that both Obama and the leaders of Latin America are neglecting the seriousness of the situation in the failed country [Read more]
When First Lord of the British Admiralty John Fisher decided to replace the British power’s fuel, changing their fleet from coal to oil, he shaped the world in which we live. Oil has, in many ways, been avenged by becoming the determining factor for the 20th century, and, from what we can see, a critical driver of [Read more]
China does not pursue exclusive interests in Latin America, and it does not wish to contend with the U.S. for 'backyard sovereignty' and thereby put U.S. territory at risk.
From Jan. 8-9, the first ministerial-level meeting between China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States was held in Beijing, marking a new beginning and laying the groundwork for "upgraded" relations between the two sides.
However, many in the foreign media have opined that China intends to utilize [Read more]
Yesterday’s announcement by President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro to commence the process that will end the embargo and reestablish diplomatic relations between their two countries after more than 55 years of tension is excellent news that we greet with much enthusiasm. Due to its importance for the [Read more]
On Dec. 17, President Obama announced the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, stating that the U.S. policy of isolating Cuba over the last half century had not achieved the desired effect. Obama's new policy includes negotiating the reestablishment of relations with Cuba and expanding [Read more]
The cold war between the U.S. and Cuba that we hope just ended produced plenty of losers, but this time there were two winners.
Yesterday may have been an important day but in order to be important, the president’s repeated promises have to become reality.
The declining empire’s 2014 midterm elections, at a cost of no less than $4 billion, have confirmed a sweeping rejection of President Barack Obama's administration, of the dominant political party system and of the pay-to-play purchase of political office in the heartland of democracy.
Before the results were [Read more]
This 'unexpected avalanche' against drug trafficking is not casual, nor does it come from nowhere. It has been prompted by very concrete and provable factors.