South America

Venezuela’s doomed love affair with socialism continues

7 September 2016 13:35

It’s hard to imagine now but just decades ago Venezuela was the richest country in South America. The late President…

Fog around the Falklands

22 December 2011 12:48

For the populist president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, the ban on Falklands-flagged ships agreed by the Mercosur summit in Montevideo…

From the archives: The Great Communicator stumbles

2 December 2011 17:13

It’s been 25 years since the Iran-Contra affair – the scandal about the US government selling arms to Iran and…

Cameron vs Kirchner

18 June 2011 14:41

After stating the obvious at PMQs this week — that the Falklands would remain sovereign British territory as long as…

Daylight for the 33

13 October 2010 8:42

As Alex says, the rescue of the Chilean miners has to be the “feel-good story of the year”. The first,…

Future foreign policy

3 March 2010 13:33

If the Tories win power (still a big “if” these days), William Hague will walk into King Charles Street, be…