April 18, 2013
Set against the backdrop of a deeply polarized election campaign over the future of the post-Hugo Chavez era, it became clear late Sunday night that Nicholas Maduro would become the next President of Venezuela—albeit with a very narrow margin. When the final vote count came in, it was...
April 17, 2013
On April 16, the U.S. Senate's so-called "Gang of 8" released their 844-page plan for comprehensive immigration reform entitled the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The border policing aspect of the bill (among many other things) envisions $3...
April 14, 2013
This past April 9, the anniversary of Bolivia’s National Revolution of 1952 came and went as usual—with no official recognition and scarcely a mention in the domestic press. This historic event, in which workers and peasants overthrew an entrenched oligarchy of tin barons and landholders,...
April 12, 2013
The death of Victor Carranza, the emerald czar of Colombia, has exacerbated the “War of Emeralds” that is a repeat of the 1984-1990 “Green War.” This conflict was the culmination of an armed dispute that started in the early 1970s to control the emerald mines in the department of Boyacá and...
April 11, 2013
In the most trying of times, it is often said that it becomes much easier to tell real friends from the fake. Since the announcement by United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, claiming that the U.N. has legal immunity when it comes to their role in introducing cholera to the country,...
April 08, 2013
Thanks to readers’ responses to The New Yorker following my last post, “On Venezuela, The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson Fails at Arithmetic,” the magazine has amended two errors in two separate articles.
Jon Lee Anderson (Internaz/Flickr)
The first correction involves an online piece that...