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Deforestation’s Impact Goes Beyond Destruction of The Environment

Last night I attended an interesting panel discussion about the destruction of the Amazon at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in Manhattan featuring Bruce Babbitt, a retired…

Twitter in Brazil

While Twitter has revolutionized communication in the US and around the world, it has had an especially large impact on Brazil. Embraced by pop stars and politicians alike,…

“If it exists in the microwave, we’ll cook it”

Readers be warned: This is another post that talks about the newspaper industry. Most (if not all) bloggers are inherently news junkies, so this should hardly come as a surprise. Yet…

US-Brazil relations

While much of the media attention in the following days is sure to focus on Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina woman to join the Supreme Court,…

Accountability Amongst Brazil’s Police

O Globo, a Rio de Janeiro-based daily, published an article on 24 March talking about a unique and creative way Brazil is battling high levels of crime and…

China’s Shopping Sprees Head South: Forget “Howdy,” Now It’s Ni Hao

This piece first appeared here on ‘China Calling,’ the blog from Newsweek’s Beijing bureau on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Let’s hope China’s top diplomats have frequent flier accounts….

Latin America as a Role Model for Drug Policy

“Cardoso, Gaviria, Zedillo Urge Obama to Decriminalize Marijuana”  read the Bloomberg News headline today on a new report released by The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy,…

Brazil’s Army Cont’d

I recently had a letter published in this week’s edition (January 31-February 6) of The Economist. The letter, which I’ve copied and pasted below, is in response to…

Brazil’s Other Frontier

It is far less alluring, polarizing, and smaller than the Amazon. It attracts very few tourists and minimal attention from Brazilian and international conservation groups. Nestled between the…

The Atypical Foreign Creditor

On 21 November Brazilian authorities recalled the Brazilian ambassador to Ecuador following a public announcement by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa that the Ecuadorian government would not pay a…

The Next President’s Policies Toward Latin America

Back in 2000 then-candidate George W. Bush pledged to make this a “Century of the Americas.” ”Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America,” then-candidate…

Challenges Ahead for Paraguay’s New President

On 15 August Paraguay welcomed the first president who was not a member of the Colorado party in 61 years with the swearing in of 57 year-old former…

The Growing Balloon

The balloon effect is considered to be one of the greatest failings or challenges of supply-side counternarcotics policies. As authorities attempt to diminish cocaine production in a region,…