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...

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...

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...

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...