Andres Oppenheimer

Andres Oppenheimer

Surprise! Mexico is leading a pro-democracy drive in Latin America

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose PRI party has a long tradition of supporting dictatorships, and who only last year gave a speech full of praise for the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, is championing Latin American diplomatic efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela. It may be a sincere change of heart, or an effort to curry favor with President Trump.

Andres Oppenheimer

Japan’s robot revolution will impact U.S. jobs

Japan, China and South Korea are investing heavily in industrial robots, which are rapidly becoming more efficient and cheaper. If President Donald Trump carries out his plans to renegotiate free trade deals with Mexico and other countries to bring back manufacturing jobs, those jobs will most likely go to robots.

Andres Oppenheimer

Trump’s office of anti-immigrant propaganda will hurt all immigrants

Despite many studies showing that undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans, President Trump is creating a new office called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) to publicize crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants. The new office will not only further demonize undocumented immigrants, but will increase hate crimes against all immigrants.

Andres Oppenheimer

President Trump, stop scaring away foreign tourists. Take a lesson from Costa Rica.

International searches for flights to the United States have dropped significantly since President Trump’ s election, and tourism industry groups say it’s due to the president’s harsh rhetoric against immigrants and potrayals of an alleged “American carnage” in U.S. cities. Trump should follow the example of Costa Rica’s president, and go out of his way to make foreigners feel welcome.

About Andres Oppenheimer

Andres Oppenheimer

@oppenheimera

Andres Oppenheimer is a syndicated columnist, and anchor of the TV Show "Oppenheimer Presenta." He is a member of the Miami Herald team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize.

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Oppenheimer: Fidel a coward for not allowing political challenge

Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer comments on the death of the former Cuban president.
Jose A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
Oppenheimer: Fidel a coward for not allowing political challenge 1:26

Oppenheimer: Fidel a coward for not allowing political challenge

Video: Oppenheimer Report: Macri victory changes the political map in Latin America 4:04

Video: Oppenheimer Report: Macri victory changes the political map in Latin America

Don Mattingly talks about Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Phillies 1:47

Don Mattingly talks about Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Phillies

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Four shot in drive-by in Naranja