I have many friends in Colombia who have not seen a day of peace in all their lives — not one single day. But that may be changing soon, as an end to the country’s decadeslong civil war seems to be within reach.
In Mexico, an Official Lie
“Times like no other for botched jobs, unpunished crimes and witch hunts.” — Joan Manuel Serrat
After 43 Mexican college students from Ayotzinapa went missing a year ago, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration started telling an official lie about their disappearance. Today, that lie has been exposed.
The Man Who Toppled a President
Guatemala has offered Mexico an important lesson in how to confront corruption at the highest echelons of government. Unfortunately, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration still prefers to hide from its problems.
I Won’t Sit Down. I Won’t Shut Up
I’m a journalist; my job is to ask questions. Donald Trump is a presidential candidate; his job is to explain to voters what he would do if he were elected. Our objectives were bound to collide.
Welcome to Trumpland
Let’s imagine for a moment the kind of country that Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, wants America to become if he’s elected.
Recapturing ‘El Chapo’ Keyword
If Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto truly wants to capture Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera — the drug lord who recently tunneled his way out of a Mexican prison — he should get in touch with César Gaviria.
The Top 10 Mistakes That Candidates Make During Debates (and How to Avoid Them)
Television can create a president, or it can destroy a candidate. Newspapers can put politicians’ positions into context. Websites can expose the skeletons they’ve hidden. Social media tells them what’s on voters’ minds. But when it comes to politics, TV still rules — hence Republican candidates’ obsession with preparing for the upcoming debates.
The End of the Party
I visited the island of Mykonos, Greece, in early July, shortly before voters shot down the country’s deal with its creditors in a referendum. Despite Greece’s woes, life was great on Mykonos, or so it seemed. I remember one particular night in which it felt like there was a huge party going on.
A Paralyzed President
Some behaviors just keep repeating themselves and never change. In Mexico, every time there is a crisis, President Enrique Peña Nieto shrinks.
Enough With the Myths, Insults and Non sense
When it comes to undocumented immigrants, I’ve heard every kind of insult there is. Not that I’ve grown used to it, but every time an immigrant commits a crime that draws national attention or a general election nears, I know I’ll hear the usual harsh critiques, blanket insults and nonsense about immigrants – particularly those coming to the U.S. from Latin America.