Tag Archives: politics

Why Does Nicolas Maduro Get No Respect?

Posted on 31. Jul, 2017 by .

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An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.

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Hugo Chavez’s Political Genius from Beyond the Grave

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017 by .

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A look at how Hugo Chavez’s Petrocaribe program has helped shield Venezuela from regional action.

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Argentina Outlook for Expats in 2017

Posted on 15. Apr, 2017 by .

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Transcripts from two in-depth interviews from expats in Buenos Aires about life and inflation in Argentina under business-friendly President Mauricio Macri.

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Venezuela to the Rescue in Peru

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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Venezuela sent Peru 70 tons of food to aid victims of the 2017 coastal El Niño climate event which has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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Peru’s President Embarrasses Venezuela Regime

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.

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Will Trump Go for an Easy Win in Venezuela?

Posted on 18. Feb, 2017 by .

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An analysis of what President Donald Trump may have planned for socialist dictator President Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.

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What Does West Africa Have that South America Doesn’t?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the quiet, foreign intervention imposed by neighbors of Gambia to depose a president who refused to go.

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Corruption: NOT Business as Usual in Latin America

Posted on 06. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the major shift in attitudes toward public corruption in Latin America.

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Trump Train in Peru

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .

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Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.

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WINNING My Donald Trump Pledge

Posted on 16. Nov, 2016 by .

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Early signs indicate I will not have to fulfill my Donald Trump Pledge of posting a “Make America Great Again” banner on this blog.

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The Battle for Venezuela Begins

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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Explaining how Venezuela’s political crisis is now a “warm war” with highlights from the first day.

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Grab Them by the Pussy

Posted on 16. Oct, 2016 by .

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On my fascination with the latest quote from Donald Trump, “Grab them by the pussy.”

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Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 by .

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A gringo roundtable of analysis on the Colombia-FARC peace agreement from various journalists in Colombia.

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Have you no sense of decency, Dilma?

Posted on 02. Sep, 2016 by .

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My take on ousted President Dilma Rousseff’s inappropriate reaction to her impeachment by Brazil’s congress.

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