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.
As president, candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front-runner and a leftist, would abstain from criticizing Venezuela and other dictatorships. That would be a huge setback for Latin America’s efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.
The latest Trump administration and Latin American measures to repudiate the sham May 20 elections that re-elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won’t suffice to topple that country’s dictatorship. Stronger and more coordinated measures will be needed fast, because time may be running in Maduro’s favor.
While Trump Administration officials hope for a military coup that would restore democratic rule in Venezuela, some well-respected U.S. academics warn that a Russia or China-backed coup would be more likely, because the United States has not had ties with the Venezuelan military in nearly two decades.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera introduced a bill this week that would ban the use of single-use plastic bags across his country, citing studies that show that plastic pollution is destroying life in our oceans. But in the United States, President Trump is trying to revert environmental rules.
Following the deaths of at least 46 people in student protests in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega’s brother and former Sandinista army chief Humberto Ortega says it’s time to think about a “constitutional exit” of the regime. Many other former Sandinista guerrillas feel the same way.