Chavez: Lest We Forget

Chavez: Lest We Forget

Comparing Hugo Chavez’s accomplishments to his U.S. obits was like taking a trip through Alice’s looking glass.

Coups Return to Latin America

Coups Return to Latin America

The removal of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is the latest in a series of actions against progressive governments in Latin America.

Media, Power and Politics in Venezuela: Inside the Coup 2002

You are invited to a talk with award-winning Venezuelan journalist Ernesto Villegas Poljak as he discusses his new book, Abril Golpe Adentro (Inside the April Coup). Mr. Poljak is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper Ciudad Caracas and has also written for El Nuevo Pais, Economia Hoy, El Universal, Ultimas Noticias, and others. Mr. Poljak will discuss the state of news media in Venezuela today and give first hand account of the role played by private news outlets during the April 2002 coup d’etat in Venezuela.

Honduran Coup: The U.S. Connection

There is growing evidence that the United States was more than a bit player in the Honduran coup, writes columnist Conn Hallinan.

Electoral Hypocrisy in Latin America

When it comes to changing term limits on Latin American presidents, U.S. lawmakers and pundits are applying a double standard–at least in Honduras and Colombia.

Behind the Honduran Coup

It’s a mistake to understand Honduras (or Latin America more generally) as driven by Cold War style conflicts between a pro-U.S. bloc and a pro-Chávez bloc.

Thailand: The Certainty of Uncertainty

After a coup two years ago and multiple protests since, Thailand has a new prime minister. But don’t expect stability for the near future.

The Thai Coup

What’s going on in Thailand, briefly.

A Siamese Tragedy

A Siamese Tragedy

The recent coup in Thailand marks the downfall of democracy in Thailand. Will it also signal a retreat from democracy worldwide?

Oil Trip

Oil Trip

Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.