If expert predictions are correct and the poor will be most affected by climate change, then Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly at risk. But how much do we know about the specific impacts (say, on housing), and what’s being done to prepare?
In his review of Joseph Tulchin’s new book, Latin American Foreign Policy: How Much Choice? Chris Sabatini says the author has written a much-needed nuanced, detailed history of foreign policymaking in the region, but ignores recent scholarship and younger scholars when discussing current affairs.
The peace agreement in Colombia may mark the end of the hemisphere’s longest running civil war. Let’s face it: being witness to an historical moment like this is exciting, even if there are difficulties ahead.
In the June 23rd meeting to discuss Venezuela’s violation of the Democratic Charter, the OAS Permanent Council basically left it to the informal group of former presidents organized under UNASUR. They haven’t done their job. It’s time for the OAS and others to step up and start imposing costs.
This election has become the season of beating up on free trade. While the insecurity and anger that the argument has tapped into is real, reversing free trade will only strengthen the elite. It’s up to the people to bring it back and make it work for everyone.
Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRICs) were first grouped together in 2001 as the countries most likely to produce rapid economic growth (South Africa joined in 2010). Today another phenomenon binds the BRICS together: corruption scandals that have hit state-funded infrastructure companies and the projects they’ve overseen.
Entrevista a Chris Sabatini en Efecto Naím dónde analizan la proliferación de organizaciones multilaterales en la región y en qué medida son respetadas por los países miembros.
México necesita respetar, al interior de sus fronteras, las instituciones de derechos humanos que afirma defender en el extranjero
Two weeks ago, the Nicaraguan government kicked out three U.S. citizens under trumped up charges (soon, I fear, Trumped Up will become formal adjective to be capitalized). So, why has the State Department been so quiet about it?
Whatever happens with the Brexit, it’s still worth considering some of its effects on the Western Hemisphere beyond the generalities. Among them: EU market access for Caribbean Commonwealth countries, trade deals for disaffected Mercosur members, and the Falklands/Malvinas.