Latin America

Former Communist spy: KGB created Catholic liberation theology

2 May 2015 14:04

The respected Catholic News Agency has published an interview with Ion Mihai Pacepa, a former general in Romania’s secret police who…

A warm welcome to the Anglosphere’s recent recruits (and a fond farewell to the turncoats)

6 March 2015 17:35

There was an interesting survey by Chatham House a few weeks back; asked which countries they had good feelings about,…

Bad times in Buenos Aires – Shiva Naipaul Prize, 1996

15 August 2012 18:03

Miranda France won the Spectator/ Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize in 1996. Her winning essay (below) formed the heart of her first,…

Pink pigs in Paraguay – Shiva Naipaul Prize, 1997

14 August 2012 18:45

John Gimlette, the award-winning travel writer and author of four books, was the winner of the Spectator/ Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize…

Fox’s Radical Good Sense

10 August 2010 22:48

Whatever you think of the rights and wrongs of our drug policies, I hope we may agree that they’re much…

When is Victory Really Defeat? In the Drug War, Silly.

13 May 2009 0:54

There was a crazy puff piece for the Endless War on Drugs on the BBC News tonight in which the…

Losing (and punishing) Bolivia

11 March 2009 18:56

President Evo Morales of Bolivia is not everyone’s cup of tea. And Bolivia remains a country that has no need…

Turning Mexico into a narco-state proves we’re winning!

12 February 2009 20:09

An update on this morning’s post on the Drug War. From the Wall Street Journal’s story on the Latin American…

Drug War: Epic Fail

12 February 2009 14:28

Lots happening on the Drug War front. First, the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, headed by former Presidents…

Plucky Honduras!

15 October 2008 15:19

Meanwhile, there is good news from Latin America. Cato’s Juan Carlos Hidalgo reports that the President of Honduras is the…

Latin America’s Under-Performance

20 August 2008 15:12

Tyler Cowen is generously soliciting questions: here’s mine, asked knowing that Tyler is keen on South America and capable of…

Guatemala’s Secret War on Israel

11 April 2008 14:09

Wackiest anti-immigration argument yet (US edition): Hamas wins when Hispanics are allowed into the United States. At least I think…

Things That Are Not True

10 April 2008 13:17

From our old friends at National Review: Or, as Bill Bennett puts it: Colombia is the Israel of Latin America.…

A Democratic Plan Colombia

7 April 2008 19:17

Hillary Clinton on the proposed US-Colombia trade deal: I am disappointed that President Bush has decided to send the Colombia…

Department of Incentives*

29 March 2008 20:05

This time in poor Colombia: Funded in part by the Bush administration, a six-year military offensive has helped the government…

Fidel: Forever In Our Hearts…

26 February 2008 18:12

Commenting on this post about Fidel Castro’s welcome retirement, a reader wrote, quoting part of my argument: “If conservatives –…

From Colombia to Queen’s

29 January 2008 19:10

A classic, touching American story by my friend Nancy Trejos in the Washington Post’s magazine: SAT ON THE AVIANCA FLIGHT…

VORP over arabists? Not so much. Or, more proof that games played and RBIs are junk stats.

20 September 2007 20:39

Words just about fail me. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the latest Great Moment in Public Diplomacy: “Sports is…