The director of CFR’s U.S.-Mexico Initiative explains why Mexico’s transformations over the last three decades matter for the U.S.
An expert on South America, Shifter reflects on the legacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chàvez and speculates on what may be next for the oil-rich country.
We reflect on the complex legacy of the controversial Venezuelan leader. He joined us in 2006, for an exclusive conversation shortly after his anti-President Bush speech to the U.N.
The acclaimed Chilean novelist, playwright and human rights activist shares a fascinating passage from his new memoir Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile.
Former Colombian presidential candidate who was held in captivity describes the future she wants for her country.
Most Americans are surprised to learn that the most common causes of illnesses among poor people living in the Western Hemisphere are caused by a group of parasitic infections known collectively as the neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs.” Worldwide, approximately one billion people live on either no money or next to no money — below [...]
Along a dusty highway, 18 miles or so outside of Caracas, Venezuela, you’ll see the gates of La Villa del Cine. It’s not a prison. It’s not a strip mall. It’s a movie studio that looks, well, like a prison or a strip mall. But La Villa isn’t just any movie studio, it’s the movie [...]
Questions abound. People want to know why former Chicago Cubs player Sammy Sosa appeared several shades lighter at the Latin Grammy Awards last week (pictured right) than he did several months ago at a People En Espanol event in May 2009 (pictured left). What the heck happened? His friend and former Cubs employee, Rebecca Polihronis, [...]
Actually, since the staff here is made up of “Young Voices,” we haven’t seen this in our lifetime. But we digress. President Obama made a speech at the Summit of the Americas on Friday that called for a “new day” in U.S.-Cuba relations, and he has taken steps to lift restrictions for Cuban Americans on [...]