February 05, 2013
Negotiating a peace accord in the midst of an armed conflict is a challenging endeavor, but one nonetheless chosen by the Juan Manuel Santos government. Last week the 60-day unilateral cease-fire declared by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) elapsed, resulting in the...
February 01, 2013
Strolling down the narrow boutique-lined streets on a recent Saturday afternoon, admiring the stunningly refurbished colonial facades and elbowing streams of tourists, we could have been in Soho or any other upscale urban shopping district—but for the colorful laundry hanging from upper-...
January 31, 2013
The expansion of the Panama Canal is to be completed in 2015. In preparation for this, Jamaica has embarked upon an ambitious program of infrastructure development to position it as a “global transshipment and logistics hub”—joining the likes of Singapore, Dubai, and Rotterdam.
January 30, 2013
From 1995 through 2012, a time of dramatically intensified policing of U.S. territorial boundaries by federal authorities, the remains of over 6,000 migrants were recovered in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. This made for an average of almost one recovered body—in whole or in part—per day over...
January 28, 2013
The negotiations between the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Juan Manuel Santos government have advanced, and last week they established a benchmark for the first item on their discussion of the agrarian question. Both parties have agreed that a “sufficient...
January 25, 2013
The Miami Herald recently presented the opinions of conservative pundit José Cárdenas in a news article on U.S.-Cuba relations. But there’s a crucial piece of information the newspaper withheld from its readership, and it’s the one thing to know about Cárdenas: his job. He’s a...