BRAZIL’S OLYMPIC DREAM – An account of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro based on the webmaster’s own trip to the games, along with personal reflections on Brazil in general.
TERRA BOA E GOSTOSA – Short post announcing the webmaster’s visit to the Rio Olympics.
TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS – Not about the usual North American-European relations, but about Brazilian-African relations.
PEACE IN OUR TIME? – An account of Colombia’s long civil war and drug-trafficking problems, written in April 2016 as a peace agreement seemed to be in sight.
THE EBBING OF THE RED TIDE – On the gradual but perceptible waning of support for leftist/socialist populism in Latin America in the wake of the commodity bust.
¡ADIÓS A SÁBADO GIGANTE! – A farewell to Sábado Gigante, a long-running, enormously influential Latino variety show.
ANT INFESTATION – The terrible problem of gang violence and drug trafficking plaguing northern Central America.
IF YOU’RE ANGRY AND YOU KNOW IT, BANG A POT – The increasingly vocal protests in Brazil against the government’s massive corruption scandal (written in March 2015).
BRAZIL’S LATEST TELENOVELA – The dramatic and consequential Brazilian election of 2014, which saw Dilma Rousseff and her Worker’s Party reelected despite a flagging economy and a huge corruption scandal.
THE NEW TREASURE OF THE ANDES – The glories of Peruvian food.
A FRACAS IN CARACAS – The oldest post on this blog; it’s about the protests against Nicolás Maduro in the wake of Venezuela’s cratering economy (written way back in September 2014).