November 29, 2011
The Mexican president in the Dock? Well, not yet, but charges of “crimes against humanity” were filed last Friday in the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands against President Felipe Calderón, the Secretaries of Mexico’s Army, Navy, and Public Safety, and notorious drug trafficker...
November 28, 2011
(credit: Reuters/John Vizcaino)Last Saturday, November 26, Colombian government troops attacked an encampment of the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the department of Caquetá. Five police officers were being held there as prisoners of war, and although the episode has...
November 24, 2011
We should’ve figured that going to Capitol Hill to talk about the connections between free trade agreements (FTA) and migration in Latin America wouldn’t go over well with our congressional representatives.
I was with Nicaraguan Uriel Carazo who was travelling in the United States to speak...
November 22, 2011
With the virtual nomination of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) as presidential candidate of Mexico’s multiple lefts last week, the 2012 Mexican campaign began to define itself. Two independent polling agencies confirmed what followers of Mexican politics already knew: López Obrador, the...
November 21, 2011
World Bank Development Report 2011
In May, the World Bank published its 2011 World Development Report, in which it considered civil wars and organized crime to be obstacles to economic development. However, without properly examining the problems of unequal land distribution and open access to...
November 19, 2011
On November 7, Bolivia and the United States signed a “framework agreement” (acuerdo marco) to restore diplomatic ties, after three years of frayed relations. While the details are yet to be determined, the agreement appears to represent a significant political victory for Bolivia, laying out a new...