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.
While limited to only 140 characters, Twitter has helped many to realize just how thin-skinned Donald Trump truly is, and how fast he is to lash out when he feels slighted. For someone who has proclaimed that his best advisor is himself, the idea of Trump having access to nuclear weapons only a phone call away should give everyone pause.
The rise of the Latin American-style populism in the U.S. stems from sentiments that Latin American citizens have felt for years: inequality, economic uncertainty and insecurity.
Outspoken, offensive billionaire is more suitable to moderate voters than Ted Cruz
War and peace in Colombia and Mexico provide the key themes on Latin Pulse this week. The program updates the status of the long-running peace talks in the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia. This discussion includes fears that different rebel groups will supplant the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC). The program also analyzes the problems of human rights and corruption in Mexico as that country tries to successfully prosecute its part in the Drug War.
After the March 1st Super Tuesday results, many Canadians are ready to concede that Trump could become the next Republican candidate. That doesn’t mean, though, that they aren’t worried.
“We were here first!” they say, pointing fingers and brimming with confidence. Is there any logic in this chanting and scapegoating?
Primary battlegrounds now moving to states with more Latinos. But this will mean little if Latinos once again don’t turn out to vote. Trump’s tirades are the price Hispanics pay for voting apathy.