The Elephant in Rio

The Elephant in Rio

Don’t bank on a new “green economy” to solve our climate challenges.

Walmart’s Arrogance

Walmart’s Arrogance

The Walmex bribery scandal casts a spotlight on the retail giant’s many offenses in North America.

Author Event: Living in the Crossfire

Author Event: Living in the Crossfire

Living in the Crossfire is an exhaustive study of the violence that touches the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro’s favela residents caught in the crossfire between the traffickers that control the favelas and police officers.  This book provides vivid accounts from favela residents, human rights activists and policy makers. It offers an analysis of public policies to address this grave problem while pointing out the underlying social and economic problems that exacerbate the situation.

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.

Libya: Where Are the BRICs?

Libya: Where Are the BRICs?

Brazil, Russia, India, and China did not support the UN resolution on the use of force against the Libyan government. What does this mean for the new world order?