Latin America. In context.
The Venezuelan government was forced to begin importing 50 million rolls of toilet paper this week, due to massive shortages in consumer goods, and food in the country. Venezuela has … Continue reading
The administration of Cristina Fernández has been increasingly under fire by opposition forces, as her Peronist policies have predictably driven the economy into the ground, after irresponsible debt defaults, runaway inflation, and private sector takeovers. … Continue reading
Venezuelan opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, has been protesting the hairline margin by which the incumbent clung to the position bestowed on him by Chavez since the election results were announced. On Thursday, the Consejo Nacional Electoral (National Electoral Council) was … Continue reading
Uruguay’s colorful president, José Mujica, was caught speaking making a candid, and decidedly undiplomatic observations by a hot mic, regarding Argentina’s president and her late husband, during a radio interview … Continue reading
A recent article in The Atlantic extensively documents and details the extent to which Chavez had institutionalized and consolidated his power over the past 14 years, before passing away last month. Intimidation, … Continue reading
Venezuelan opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, has been questioning the value of ties built by the regime of Hugo Chavez between Venezuela and Cuba over the last fourteen years. Recently, Capriles … Continue reading
Chile is the worlds largest producer of copper by far. The next largest producer of copper, the United States, only manages 25% of Chile’s output. All told, Chile produces a … Continue reading