The Next Generation of Cybersecurity in Latin America

January 24, 2019

Security risks will outpace cyber network defenses, unless data safety is bolstered by further regulations and investments. Governments and businesses need to place a higher wager on cybersecurity and create a working system that prioritizes costs upfront on detection and prevention. When...

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...

What to Expect from a Post-Castro Cuba

April 30, 2018

Cuba has a new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel. But former President Raul Castro remains in a position of control over the key drivers of the country’s economy. For the first time in almost 60 years, a Castro is no longer Cuba’s head of state. On April 19, Miguel Diaz-Canel was sworn in as...

Cuba and the Dominican Republic: Islands in a Sea of American Indifference

March 19, 2018

Many without much of anything in America are waiting, alongside those in the Dominican Republic, Cuba and elsewhere, for a new American order, a new path forward and a new conscience to prevail. If you ever wonder how much the United States has advanced the cause of economic and social progress...

How Venezuela Could Find a Way Out of Chaos

August 04, 2017

As the Venezuelan political and economic crisis deepens following suspect elections, a group of experts discuss potential ways out of the morass. Questions about what might be done to solve the economic and political crisis in Venezuela are increasingly urgent as the nation plunges deeper into...

South America: A Polarized Continent

May 15, 2017

After a decade of relative stability, South America experiences political turmoil and social unrest. Not long ago, South America was a promising continent. Economic growth and unparalleled political stability offered good reasons for optimism. Gone were the coups, and the region welcomed...

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...

Has Brazil Gone Back to the 1980s?

February 26, 2017

Economic recession and hopelessness—these feelings are not exactly new to Brazilians. For the first time in nearly two years, I am visiting Brazil. It’s been a curious experience. As I walk around São Paulo, the city where I was born, I keep noticing the miracle of normalcy. Not only does...

Amid Uncertainty, Latin America is Looking Up

November 22, 2016

Despite a recession, the Latin America and Caribbean region is looking ahead. For the first time since 1982-83, the Latin America and Caribbean region is expected to be in recession for two consecutive years (2015-16). According to...

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