The Cultural Marxism Conspiracy Thrives in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Oct 16, 2019

“Cultural Marxism” is a right-wing conspiracy theory that accuses the Frankfurt School — comprised of thinkers like Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse — of emigrating to the United States of America in the 1930s to implant the “Marxist” ideologies of political...

The New Age of Protest
Oct 04, 2019

The New Age of Protest

Maduro Survives Because of Russia and Cuba
Jun 13, 2019

Maduro Survives Because of Russia and Cuba

Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse
May 30, 2019

Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse

Jair Bolsonaro Has a New Enemy: Brazil’s Universities

Jair Bolsonaro Has a New Enemy: Brazil's Universities

May 21, 2019

On January 1, former army captain and until then unsuccessful far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed Brazil’s presidency, having won the most polarized election in the country’s recent history. One of his main promises was to fight corruption and crime — a big issue in a country...

US Can No Longer Rely on Its Historic Clout in Latin America

US Can No Longer Rely on Its Historic Clout in Latin America

May 13, 2019

Instead of attempting to undermine China’s Latin America plan, the United States needs to construct one of its own. On April 12, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kickstarted a week of travel to several Latin American countries, where he did not fail to warn of the dangers of a close...

In What Seems Like an Endless Nightmare, Maduro Clings on to Power

In What Seems Like an Endless Nightmare, Maduro Clings on to Power

May 10, 2019

Many analysts agreed that once the military withdrew support for the flailing regime in Caracas, the fall of Bolivarian socialism would be unavoidable, perhaps a matter of days or weeks. Political analysts have been expecting Nicolás Maduro’s imminent downfall for quite some time now....

Affordable Childcare Is a Public Need

Affordable Childcare Is a Public Need

Apr 29, 2019

Raising children is not what it used to be.  Women and men on track to becoming parents must face the prospect of increasing costs of quality childcare. This is true for developed nations, but no less predictable in low-income countries as well. Raising children is not what it used to...

What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the “Troika of Tyranny”?

What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the "Troika of Tyranny"?

Apr 26, 2019

If you’re in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you’d rather focus on countries, not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt as the three most likely candidates. Perhaps, if...

Will Evo Morales Win Again in Bolivia?

Will Evo Morales Win Again in Bolivia?

Mar 21, 2019

Evo Morales' re-election bid will be a referendum on his current administration. Evo Morales, the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is currently in his 13th year in office, with aspirations of remaining until 2025. He is the longest consecutively serving head of state in Latin...

US Intervention Will Make Things Worse in Venezuela

US Intervention Will Make Things Worse in Venezuela

Mar 12, 2019

No matter how bad the situation is in Venezuela, a US military response will only make matters worse for the Venezuelans. It may be foreign adventure time again for the good old USA. With troops being pulled out of Syria and Afghanistan after successfully “vanquishing” the enemy and the...

Can Mexico Change Its Approach to Corruption?

Can Mexico Change Its Approach to Corruption?

For López Obrador, corruption is not part of Mexico’s culture. To this day, one of the most serious challenges to Mexico's public service is the prevalence of corruption among officials. At all levels of government — federal, state and municipal — this barrier has proved to be enduring...

Donald Trump Is the Real National Emergency

Donald Trump Is the Real National Emergency

Feb 18, 2019

America’s national emergency is not on its southern border, but rather in the White House in the form of its inept president. On February 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to appropriate the funds needed to build a wall on America’s southern border with...

Why a Car Bomb in Northern Ireland Should Worry Colombia

Why a Car Bomb in Northern Ireland Should Worry Colombia

Feb 11, 2019

A warning to Colombia is that peace, even after 20 years, is not guaranteed. Colombians are just beginning to recover after a car bomb, planted by the country’s last remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), detonated in the capital city of Bogotá on January 17. The...

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