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When in Piemonte, Italy The Winery You Must Visit

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

  Going to wine country in Italy is not quite like visiting Napa Valley or Sonoma County in California.  While things are getting easier for...

White Truffles 2013: More Product, More Better... Less Expensive!

David Rosengarten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Gastronomes are well aware of the deadly upward spiral of the Alba white truffle, the jewel of Italian gastronomy. Priced at under $1000 a lb. within my memory (which seemed expensive then!), this very special tuber has climbed over the years... in the 2012 season, over $3000 a lb.

Snowden Saga: By Employing Big Stick, Obama Has Emboldened Latin Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

If Obama's underlying objective was to intimidate Latin American nations over the Snowden affair, his strategy has colossally backfired. Indeed, much to the chagrin of the White House, Latin nations have rallied to Snowden's defense.

Jessica Alba's Tips For An 'Honest Life'

VOXXI | Aiyana Baida | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Jessica Alba released her first book, “The Honest Life”, and the star says eco-friendly living is an attainable balance within any budget. She ...

Changing of the Guard in Latin America

Joseph Humire | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Joseph Humire

With promises to boost spending for the poor, Correa's popularity soared in the lead up to the Ecuador election, as he capitalized on the surge in world oil prices and the commodity boom in Latin America to initiate a spree of social spending. Sound familiar?

Assange Lightning Rod Places U.S. Bullying and South American Contradictions on Vivid Display

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For just one man, Julian Assange has certainly managed to discombobulate a large swathe of the geopolitical system. It now seems fair to say that the high-stakes drama unfolding in London and the Ecuadoran Embassy has taken on wider political implications.

Condy and Hillary's "Tug of War" With Chávez in Paraguay

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For isolated and impoverished countries, it can sometimes prove difficult to pursue an independent foreign policy which challenges Washington's tradit...

A Sad OAS General Assembly Meeting

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Despite receiving little fanfare, this meeting was concerning for those of us who dedicate ourselves to human freedom for two important reasons.

Haiti Should Stay Away From Chavez's ALBA

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

President Martelly must recognize that the future prosperity of the Haitian people will not come from an association with the world's despots but with the hard work of fighting corruption, creating opportunities and educating his people.

Daniel Ortega to Host Ahmadinejad

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Nicaragua, historically one of the most unstable countries in a region not known for its stability, appears to have given up its fight. In a season of political activism, Nicaragua's fraudulent election has shone for its silence -- and acquiescence.

On Libya, We Should Support the President

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

The United States has always been motivated to action by the plight of others. We have always stood beside the oppressed as they seek to win their freedom.

Poor Countries Make Final Appeal: For an Ambitious Agreement in Cancun

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancun, Mexico - On Friday, as the final hours of the COP 16 conference approached, representatives of countries most affected by climate change came ...

WikiLeaks: The U.S. Must "Neutralize, Co-opt or Marginalize" Radical Latin American Bloc in Climate Negotiations

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

The WikiLeaks scandal could well turn into the Climate Gate scandal. There's got to be a concerted campaign on Brazil so that we can see some movement at Cancún.

Cablegate: Obama's Diplomatic Waterloo

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Evo Morales has a nose tumor, Cristina Kirchner needs medication, and Hugo Chavez is advised by the Cubans. These have been, so far, the earth shatter...

Why Do Hugo Chavez and the ALBA Overreact?

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

In styles more reminiscent of soap operas than official statements, ALBA nations lashed out at conference participants of one of literally thousands of conferences in Washington every year.

Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Relatively defenseless in the face of global warming, developing countries are looking for a champion. Who will speak up for them in Mexico?

Cancún Climate Summit: Time for a New Geopolitical Architecture

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?

Bolivia: Control Racism or Control Speech?

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

The Obama administration should emphasize that the Bolivian government must stamp out all forms of racism and discrimination in ways that respect fundamental tenets of liberal democracy such as free speech.

"Revolutionary Brotherhood" -- Nicaragua's 21st Century Socialism

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Roughly a year ago in Nicaragua a document surfaced, entitled "Revolutionary Brotherhood -- 21st Century Socialism." This document is purported to have been authored by the FSLN following a meeting with Hugo Chavez.

Honduras' "Pepe" Lobo Should be Wary of Constitutional Reform

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Washington should continue to support President Lobo's attempt to bring the country out of the crisis, the Obama Administration should insist that whatever action taken remain within the bounds of Honduras's constitution.

Ecuador's Coup That Wasn't

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito after being held for over twelve hours by several hundred officers from the national police force.

U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.

End of the Dollar Dictatorship? Hugo Chavez and Latin Leaders Hope to Bury the Greenback

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The Sucre will act as a payment compensation mechanism and allow ALBA nations in Latin America to reconcile accounts when they carry out commercial transactions in local currency.

Zelaya's Honduras Return: Salvaging Democracy Will Be Tricky

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Manuel Zelaya, the ousted leader of Honduras who was overthrown in a right-wing military coup in June, has made an incredible political gamble.

Honduran Coup Turns Violent, Sanctions Imposed

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

If the coup leaders were desperate when they decided to forcibly depose the elected president, they are even more desperate now. Stripped of its pretense of legality by universal repudiation and faced with a popular uprising, the coup has turned to more violent means.