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Once Again, Where Is Venezuela?

January 21, 2015 // Veja - Brazil - Portuguese

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]

The Revenge of Oil

January 21, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

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-CELAC Forum Does Not Undermine the US

January 15, 2015 // Huanqiu - China - Chinese

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]

Goodbye, Cold War

December 26, 2014 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

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]

US Elections: But What About Latin America?

November 13, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

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]

The War against Drugs

October 22, 2014 // La Prensa - Honduras - Spanish

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.
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