Colombia Politics’ Kevin Howlett gives the casual Colombia watcher an overview of the 2018 presidential elections pitting Ivan Duque against Gustavo Petro, Sergio Fajardo and more.
My proposal to redraw the national borders of Latin America to eliminate shithole countries and city-states in order in favor of great, proud nations.
Ecuador-based analyst Justin Perry offers his insight why the referendum to impose presidential term limits is not the good news it seems to be.
An anecdote illustrating the vengeful pettiness in Peruvian politics from the municipal governments of Surco and Chorrillos in Lima, Peru.
An update of three sex tourism operators in Latin America: David Strecker (Cuba Dave), Jay Harry Drivas (Colombia Jake) and Noah Goldberg (Medellin Paisa).
In Bolivia, President Evo Morales is trying to undo term limits so he can run for a fourth five-year term. Alternate title: “State of the Pink Tide Update.”
Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.
An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.
Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.
The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.
A look at Venezuela’s four possible endgame scenarios: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or Negotiated Transition. Then, some politically incorrect thought experiments and my favorite articles from the latest action.
A look at how Hugo Chavez’s Petrocaribe program has helped shield Venezuela from regional action.
Transcripts from two in-depth interviews from expats in Buenos Aires about life and inflation in Argentina under business-friendly President Mauricio Macri.
Venezuela sent Peru 70 tons of food to aid victims of the 2017 coastal El Niño climate event which has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.