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South and Central America

venezuela

The Western Hemisphere reached a milestone this week. According to United Nations observers, Colombia’s leftist rebel militia FARC has entirely disarmed. When it comes to...
venezuela

The increasingly dystopian, socialist-led nation of Venezuela is again on fire. Rocked by social unrest that is being met with a violent response from police...
Venezuela

The Trump Treasury Department’s move to impose sanctions on and to freeze the assets of a series of high-profile Venezuelan actors—including the country’s new vice...
colombia

It is not often that wars end, so it is worth taking a moment to consider and commemorate what has just occurred in Colombia. On October...
cuba

In 1962, the historian Daniel Boorstin produced an influential book called The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, which bemoaned, even then, the triumph...
Fidel Castro

Cuba was a nation of 7 million people when Fidel Castro took it over on New Year's Eve 1960, and with a tiny economy—although its economy...
Colombia

First the victory of Brexit and now the defeat of the Colombian peace deal: The world keeps getting shocked by the outcome of pivotal referenda....
farc

All of the usual caveats apply, and it is far too early to judge success or failure, but the very fact that the end of...
Colombia

If all goes as planned on Thursday, the leaders of Colombia and FARC, the country's long-lived drug-running-terror-guerrilla group, will meet in Havana to sign a ceasefire...
Venezuela

The so-called Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been on life support since Hugo Chavez was taken off it. The ugly, prolonged death of the “Bolivarian...