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...
April 03, 2013
On March 19, General John Kelly made a statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee in which he outlined the posture of the US military toward Latin America. General Kelly is the Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps' U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) that seeks to coordinate U.S....
and Daniel Eduardo Martínez
April 03, 2013
Javier, 30, is from Estado de Mexico. After his most recent apprehension while trying to enter the United States extralegally, he was sent to Operation Streamline, a mass trial program that criminally prosecutes migrants arrested by the Border Patrol. The judge ordered that Javier be...
April 01, 2013
Land reform in Bolivia, and the promise of land redistribution from wealthy latifundistas and agrobusiness elites to poor farmers and indigenous communities, has been a hallmark of President Evo Morales’s administration. Recent data from the National Agrarian Reform Institute (INRA) provide...