The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Time to “Orchestrate” in Mexico

July 11, 2018

There are techniques that some journalists use to present their prejudices as objective news and, in so doing, reveal their hidden loyalties. Mexico’s newly-elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka ALMO, has promised to institute a phase of "transitional justice" to move away from...

Latin America in 2018: Why Commodities Are Still King

January 14, 2018

Rising commodity prices pegged to Chinese demand will likely push up Latin America’s economic growth modestly this year. But potential political setbacks remain a risk. Now that the recessions in Argentina and Brazil have ended, the major economies of Latin America are looking forward to...

The World This Week: Venezuela Hurtles to Total Collapse

May 07, 2017

Poverty, inflation, food scarcity, medicine shortages, crime, killings and injuries spiral out of control in Venezuela. US President Donald Trump, who was once called “The Donald,” is not exactly conventional or predictable. This week, Trump declared that he would be “honored” to meet...

Was Dilma Rousseff Really An Honest President?

April 18, 2017

According to businessman Marcelo Odebrecht, former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff knew all about the illegal financing of her 2014 campaign. In 2016, Dilma Rousseff lost her office as the Brazilian president after a highly controversial impeachment process. Officially, she was ousted for...