Death and Drugs in Colombia
The story of Colombia's success against drug trafficking, corruption, and terror is impressive. But it is largely untrue.
Y refundaron la patria...: De cómo mafiosos y políticos reconfiguraron el Estado colombiano [And They Refounded the Nation...: How Mafiosi and Politicians Reconfigured the Colombian State]
edited by Claudia López Hernández
June 23, 2011 issue
A Deceptive Amnesty in Cuba
The Cuban government has announced it will release fifty-two political prisoners who have been locked up since 2003. The announcement is certainly good news for the prisoners and their families, who have been through a very difficult seven-year ordeal. But we've seen such negotiated releases before.
July 9, 2010
Can the Internet Bring Change to Cuba?
For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a new kind of political criticism that is harder to control. Can it make a difference?
July 6, 2010