A careful review of the data reveals an increase in political detention and imprisonment in Venezuela—often without trial—and illustrates the justifications the government uses to silence its opponents.
The United States has chosen an outsider populist president. Latin America has ample experience with such leaders. Here are four warning signs U.S. citizens, civil society and policy makers need to be on the look out for.
The belief that Trumpism, Brexit and other expressions of populism at odds with liberal democracy are a passing phenomenon are misguided. They are here to stay; the question is what to do to defend democracy as we know it.
The wily Sadinistas in Managua have survived, adapted, and clawed their way back to power. Is there no dislodging them?
What Latin America Can Do About It
Venezuela isn’t a cheesy soft-porn novel. The international community has to realize there are no shades of gray in Venezuela anymore. For all its flaws, one side is democratic; the other is just plain autocratic.
Could Donald Trump be the fictitious Mexican immigrant he described?
While Nicaragua may hold a free election, President Ortega has ensured it won’t be democratic. All that remains to be seen is just how long they take to announce the winner.
Yes, I get the comparison in terms of their rhetorical styles. But the caricature of Chávez as just an uncouth blowhard is downright insulting to Venezuelans who now live with his toxic legacy.
Despite relatively better human rights records and environmental protection policies, Latin America and the Caribbean lead the world in murders of environmental activists. Why?