Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Impeachment in Brazil: Myths and Facts


On Sunday night, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelmingly (367-137) to open impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. The Senate will now vote on whether to take the case and try her, which is all but guaranteed. As a matter of fact, barring some unforeseen event, Dilma’s days as president are numbered. These are Brazil’s […]

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Beyond Castro


Latin America finally came to the fore of the campaign last week, when John McCain and Barack Obama both spoke in Miami, one epicenter of the U.S. Hispanic community. As expected, Cuba was the main topic of their speeches, and both candidates went through the campaign ritual of vowing to fight for liberty in the […]

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Peso Problemas


Inflation has become a serious problem in Latin America. Argentina’s foreign reserves recently reached a historic high, thanks to the Central Bank purchasing massive numbers of dollars to keep the exchange rate “competitive.” Inflation there is now reputed to be as high as 20 percent. The same phenomenon is taking place across the continent. In […]

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