As forces loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi fire on protesters in a mounting human rights calamity, Julian Assange has released U.S. diplomatic cables which should prove acutely embarrassing to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
In an era where the Federal Government has seen some of its lowest approval ratings in history, it has become all too easy for Americans to relegate blame to their elected officials. Our problem are more complex.
Having endured repression under the 1964-1985 right wing military dictatorship, many Brazilians hold the nation's defense establishment in low regard....
The past ten years in Latin America have seen a historic shift to the left in government power and the streets. The US needs to learn from these examples if we are to break out of our stagnant political culture.
If it seeks to alter this equation and exert an impact where it matters most, WikiLeaks should become shrewder about what documents it releases and the actual proportion of such releases.
Costa Rica has long prided itself on its political independence and long-term stability, but as more WikiLeaks cables are released, a true cloak and dagger picture of U.S. foreign policy is emerging.
Grassroots groups around the country will remember King's stance on the Vietnam War and take stock of how much, or how little, the country has progressed since King first broke his silence.
Latin America is at its most divided, ideologically and in its economic trajectories. Do we have the intellectual tools and framework to deal with it?
From the South Atlantic to the South Pacific, governments are paranoid about environmentalists and worry that activists might get in the way of inhumane or polluting industries.
In the super competitive digital coupon space, Brazil's Peixe Urbano and Mexico's BuzzUrbano give North American leader Groupon a run for their money. In the underlying psychology behind digital consumption, Latinos have the cultural edge.
Historic FBI shenanigans committed against Native Americans are well known. But WikiLeaks documents now reveal that the they have their sights set on indigenous peoples farther afield as well.
American diplomats view Latin American leaders as naïve vassals who need to be controlled in the event that they get out of line? Not much has changed in the last hundred years.
Reading the WikiLeaks cables, it is clear that Brazilian officials are exceedingly fixated on their image. They also want to demonstrate that their country stands for political stability.
In Oliver Stone's recent documentary South of the Border, leftist regimes in Latin America are depicted rather idealistically. In country after coun...
When I lived in Venezuela, I was inundated with polar opposite media coverage. State-controlled media lauded President Chavez's accomplishments while ...
While it's no secret that the Bush and Obama administrations have sought to isolate the so-called "Pink Tide" of leftist regimes in South America, the WikiLeaks documents give us some interesting insights.