Unlike true democracies, authoritarian leaders can never admit mistakes, lest they show their fallibility. That is why in spite of the facts, new commercials are being broadcast explaining the victories of YPF and its nationalization.
Today, the day before the World Economic Forum conference in Lima, a group of Peruvian kids and their adult allies will make a case for why a childhood free from violence and filled with playful learning is the key to the kind of innovation that can drive economic prosperity in this century.
While most of the world is distracted by events in Korea, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, a revolution is forming in South America's second largest country.
The next day I join the Carrs for tours of the Charles Darwin Research Station (a short walk from the Red Mangrove), to a lava tunnel the size of a subway, to a giant tortoise preserve, and the beach at El Garrapatero Parque Nacional for sunset.
Though the interventionist role of the military has mostly disappeared across Latin America today, the temptation of populist politics remains. Indeed, today, the temptation is greater than ever as democracy joins with a politically active middle class.
India and South America house immense innovation that can, and should, be centers of gravity for impact investing -- and a source of socially impactful innovation for the rest of the world. We eagerly anticipate the leadership of these two regions on the global stage.
As long as the oil was flowing, it appeared Chavez would be able to hold onto power. But as he grew ill, it appeared that so did his country.
Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.
In the afternoon, I asked a couple other guides, sure that someone would know someone who'd have, at the very least, a pirate signal on which I could tap into the American psyche for a few blissful hours.
Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.
They were screaming. They were hugging. They were jumping up and down in the aisles. It was weird watching faces turn from mild smiling complacency to staring pop-eyed shock. Someone near me shouted, "Oprah moment!"
Patagonia experiences all four seasons on any given day at any time of the year.
On the east side, there is only volcanic rock and wild surf. Dangerous for swimmers. Great for photographers.
Inocente Montano's quiet life in America stood in shocking contrast to what his accusers say is his secret past: he is the first of 19 former military officials who may be held to account for allegedly planning the murders of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador on November 16, 1989.
I have had a front row seat to many of our State Department's diplomatic efforts and can offer unequivocally as one American voice, enormous pride and gratitude for this administration's extraordinary Department of State. Most recently, I draw your attention to the case of Jacob Ostreicher.
Latin America is a region on the rise. It's a region gaining momentum despite being buffered by the headwind of the financial crisis.