The Andean Crisis and the Geopolitics of Trade

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2008

Day One: The Colombian military and police forces launched an attack on an encampment of the Colombian guerrilla group Fuerzas  Continue Reading »

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Urbanization in Latin America

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2008

Many large Latin American cities seem to border at times on social explosion, and several have erupted over the past  Continue Reading »

Expansion of Biotechnology in Brazil Augments Rural Conflicts

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2008

On March 7th—International Women’s Day—dozens of Brazilian women occupied a research site of the U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto in  Continue Reading »

Paraguay: Elections, Yellow Fever, and a Meddling Ambassador

Escrito por  |  12 / March / 2008

The election climate in Paraguay grows tense with the possible defeat of the Red Party that has been in power  Continue Reading »

Presidential Candidates on Trade

Escrito por  |  12 / March / 2008

There is little difference between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on international trade issues, although neither  Continue Reading »

Yankees Head Home

Escrito por  |  11 / March / 2008

Absent in the discussion of the conflict brewing in the Andes over a Colombian military incursion into Ecuador to kill  Continue Reading »

Where the Asphalt Ends: Bogota’s Periferies

Escrito por  |  7 / March / 2008

At the southern end of Bogota, Colombia, in the cold, wind-eroded mountains, millions of people displaced by 60 years of  Continue Reading »