So much happening around Nicolás Maduro these days that he might as well be without his senses, except for taste of course—the defiant “dictator” could never do without food, se alimenta de pretextos—while practically starving his own people.
Let’s face it, for better or worse policymakers and politicians say and do a lot of funny things in and about the Americas. The region seems to lend itself to the tragic-comic events like former Congressman and then-chair of the Western Hemisphere Sub-Committee Dan Burton saying in a Congressional hearing that the U.S. ”should place an aircraft carrier off the coast of Bolivia and crop dust the coca fields.” (If you don’t get the joke, look at a map.) Or there’s Venezuelan President Maduro’s use of “de-mangos” as a tool of citizen participation. In short there’s a lot to laugh at in the Americas, or at least that’s what we have to do or we’d just get depressed. LatinAmericaGoesGlobal will keep track of the more ridiculous things policymakers and politicians say and do—and those that are poking fun at them—and post them here.
Trump’s political theatre might end up costing the average American more than just expensive avocados.
It’s unclear whether President Nicolas Maduro is bursting out of his shirt because of his robust diet—which he likes to brag about—or out of pride for defying the regional community this week.
Hard to believe that it’s only been two months since President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office with a pledge of placing America First.
March 8 was International Women’s Day. This year, women in 54 countries around the world held strikes and marched for gender equality, for women’s rights, and to raise awareness about violence against women.
China is now the second largest export destination for Latin American products and a key investor in the region. Is China about to set the rules for the new terms of trade?
When Rex Tillerson was first floated as a possible pick for Secretary of State, many red flags were raised.
The Odebrecht scandal teaches us that corruption in Latin America transcends ideologies, political parties, countries and, yes, even origins
Who to pick? The country led by the guy who regularly refers to citizens south of the border as criminals or “bad hombres”? Or the new seemingly dynamic global economy that has pledged to increase trade to Latin America by $500 billion?
Oh, the notorious wall. Who will pay for it? The U.S.? Mexico? U.S. consumers? Immigrants sending remittances?