The Evo Morales Hangover
There’s a growing sense both inside and outside Bolivia that Evo Morales’s end is coming. The big question is whether he will go without a fight.
Mario Vargas Llosa and His Authoritarians
What Conrad achieved in Nostromo, Vargas Llosa matches in Cinco Esquinas, which describes 1990s Peru under strongman President Alberto Fujimori and his Rasputin-like palace adviser.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maduro?
In a country where schoolchildren draw pictures of food instead of eating it, getting rid of the foul, corrupt President would be a step in the right direction. But only a step.
Terms of Estrangement
An insider’s account of the Obama Administration’s rocky relationship with Israel gives pointers on how the relationship might be conducted in the future.
After the Peace
Life in Colombia’s contraband capital points to the problems that will remain after the country concludes its peace accord with the FARC.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Latin America’s gangs terrorize its citizens and corrode its institutions. The rest of the world should beware their influence.
Beware Nation Builders
Alan McPherson’s nuanced account of U.S. interventions in Latin America in the 20th century provides a vital perspective on more recent American adventures abroad.