Sunday, March 18, 2018
In an unprecedented political atmosphere, Costa Ricans will vote for a new president on February 4th. The country has become famous for its wonderful natural beauty – home to nearly 6 per cent of the world's biodiversity – and receives approximately 3 million tourists every year. So it may surprise many visitors that a candidate who promises to open the...
Film Review: El Mensajero. Jayson McNamara (2016) English title: “Messenger on a White Horse’ During the murderous years 1976-83, from the Argentine coup to the Falklands War, and especially during the worst years 1976-79, one newspaper defied the suppression of news about disappearances and state killings. It was the venerable English-language Buenos Aires Herald. A holdover from the days when Argentina...
This article was written for BrasilWire. You can read the original here. The political situation in Brazil is getting confusing, even for people who study it. To summarise recent events: In April the organized left held the largest general strike in Latin America this Century, demanding for a halt to the austerity reforms and for illegitimate president Michel Temer’s immediate...
A newly published collection of articles by leading Mexican journalists details the extent of impunity and corruption that pervades all aspects of life in Mexico today. LAB editor Nick Caistor, a contributor to the anthology, outlines its indictments.
As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves inexorably closer, Brazil watches and waits. It is like seeing a play that both fascinates and repels.
The impeachment of Dilma looks almost certain. But the forces likely to be unleashed are hard to predict and harder to control.
So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?
The Chamber of Deputies will almost certainly vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday 17 April. But, remarkably, former President Lula from the same PT party is still the most popular politician in the country
Passion fruit juice, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, outrageous headline in The Economist and non-stop sessions of Congress, as Brazil grinds its way towards impeachment.
Brazil's Chamber of Deputies will probably vote on whether President Dilma Rousseff is to be impeached on 14 or 15 April. Lula is frantically trying to cobble together a new alliance but time is running out.

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