Cuba’s announcement of a new Constitution that would remove references to communism, recognize the right to private property and allow same sex marriages has generated enthusiastic headlines worldwide. Don’t be fooled.
The notebooks of a former government driver meticulously detailed how he picked up more than $60 million in bags full of cash and delivered them to former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s home. Clearly, cash is a problem.
Nicaragua’s authoritarian leader Daniel Ortega tacitly admitted that most of the hundreds of dead in his country’s political violence were opposition protesters, in what has become the bloodiest ongoing political crisis in the hemisphere. So why isn’t President Trump talking about Nicaragua?
Former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping end Central American wars and forcing Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega to allow elections in 1990, fears that Ortega doesn’t plan to leave.
After the International Monetary Fund predicted that Venezuela’s inflation rate will reach 1 million percent this year, many analysts concluded that President Nicolas Maduro’s days in power are counted. But Zimbabwe’s case proves that he could survive hyperinflation - at least for a while.
Polls show that in Latin America, work is not a top priority for many people. They should look to the story of Walter Carr, the Alabama man who walked all night so he wouldn’t miss his first day on a new job.
Nicaragua’s regime has killed at least 264 anti-government demonstrators in recent months. Yet, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has issued a statement that fails to call President Daniel Ortega to account.
Mexico’s leftist president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will take office with the biggest mandate in recent Mexican history after his landslide victory on July 1. Turkey should be a reminder of how quickly a country trying to become a modern democracy can slide into authoritarianism.
Ivan Duque, the right-of-center front-runner in Colombia’s June 17 presidential elections, is an international expert on how to turn cultural activities, such as movies and music, into major export industries.
The OAS passed a declaration supported by the United States and Nicaragua that does not blame Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega for the 127 deaths in anti-government protests in recent weeks, not states they will not recognize Ortega’s sham 2016 election. Why such double standard?
The Organization of American States passed a historic resolution Tuesday, calling for a meeting to consider suspending Venezuela from the group. Though largely symbolic, there are other clauses that will further isolate the Maduro dictatorship.
Separating undocumented immigrants from their children goes against international law and is un-American. Even some well-known Republicans concede that international human rights groups should investigate.