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South American Politics

Barbs and Darts But No Bombs or Bullets Will Mark Congressional 'Debate' Over Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The upcoming parliamentary "debate" between two leading political figures in polarized Colombia promises to be as riveting, intense and nasty as riveting, intense and nasty can get.

Latin America In 2013: A Year In Review

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

As we near the end of the year it is customary to assess the impact of events on the future of the Americas. Last month, in a policy speech deliver...

Paraguay Awaits Lugo's Exit

AP | By PEDRO SERVIN and MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguay's congress closed its doors last week for more than two months of paid vacation, showing no interest in giving Presiden...

On Lincoln Center's Latinbeat: The Death of Pinochet

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

For most Americans, it may be hard to believe there is another nation on Earth for whom 9/11 is a defining day -- but to Chileans, it is, and was so, long before ours. In fact, Chile's 9/11 occurred with the aid of unseen US influence facilitating a bloody military coup d'etat.

Second Act for South American Left: Are Greens the Answer?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

If Antanas Mockus of Columbia is elected, he will be the first Green president in the world.