If you will all indulge my passion for U.S. – Latin American relations, I would like to reflect on what President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba means for diplomacy and international relations here in the Western Hemisphere. As you know, it has been almost 90 years since a U.S. Head of State has traveled to … More Reflections on President Obama’s Trip to Cuba
Sobre o Lula ser intimado a depor: Acho ótimo. Assim como boa parte da esquerda consciente que reconhece que não há mais como defender o Partido dos Trabalhadores, o qual hoje nada representa. Não vou entrar no mérito da seletividade midiática e popular ao ignorar o fato de Aécio Neves ter sido delatado ao mesmo … More O Preço da desonestidade
There is a reason why un cafecito is what you order on Calle Ocho in Miami. It is not for the quick gulp or convenient jolt of caffeine rippling through your veins. Sure, you feel special ordering this dark liquid in a foreign language, but for the nine to five worker or jardinero, el cortado—a … More Can I Have a Cafecito with that Trade Embargo?
Most reports about the Summit of the Americas, held two weeks ago in Panama, coincided regarding one issue: it was historic. The reconciliation of the United States and Cuba signaled the return of the latter to this hemispheric forum. Aside from that, there wasn’t enough time or consensus to talk about other pressing issues in … More The 2015 Summit of the Americas: What Wasn’t Said
Eu nasci em São Paulo, o estado mais rico e politicamente mais conservador do Brasil. Tinha sete anos de idade em 1984, quando mais de 1 milhão de pessoas se reuniram no centro da minha cidade exigindo o direito de votar para presidente da República. Quando meu pai, um engenheiro civil pernambucano, chegava em casa … More Meu país está dividido
Last Sunday, the main cities in Brazil were stage to a massive wave of protesters dressed in green and yellow. Waving the Brazilian flag and singing the national anthem, more than a million people demanded less corruption and the impeachment of the president. But what exactly does all this national commotion mean? History repeats itself … More What’s ahead for Brazilian politics?
More than a month after the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) put on its four million dollar show, we can say that CELAC fever has finally subsided. After thirty three heads of state and their delegations met in Costa Rica for the III Summit at the end of January, I wonder: what … More Consensus in Latin America and the Golden Snitch: Which is more elusive?