by | Mar 22, 2019

During their recent meeting in the White House, Brazil’s new right-wing leader, Jair Bolsonaro, and President Donald J. Trump discussed the possibility of Brazil joining the NATO alliance. While I am an unapologetic fan of both Trump and Bolsonaro, this…

by | Jan 23, 2019

It’s simple. When we engage economically with other nations we export freedom. Brazil’s turn away from engagement with China towards the United States is a great current example of that. We’re going to see the same thing happen, incredibly, in…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Presidents and prime ministers often resort to the appointment of “czars” to handle a crisis or coordinate complex policies when a show of urgent political engagement seems in order. But these modern day czars, unlike their autocratic namesakes, are often…

by | Dec 4, 2018

Liberal cranks over the years have hissed that Republicans in the United States win on “God, guns, and gays.” In Brazil, notes the UK Spectator, they hiss that “fascists” have returned to power on a platform of “beef, bibles, and…

by | Feb 19, 2018

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, there are over sixty-five million displaced people worldwide.  One crisis of mass migration that hasn’t gotten much attention, but certainly should, is from the Marxist paradise of Venezuela to anywhere else, but mostly…

by | Aug 29, 2017

All beautiful places are prone to natural disaster. The old Yoni Wolf lyric keeps coming back to me, as I look out the windows of my home in the Houston suburbs, or walk along the banks of a creek that’s…

by | Jul 15, 2017

This week, two major scandals rocked Latin American politics as two former leftist presidents, “Lula” Luiz Inacio da Silva of Brazil (2003-2010) and Ollanta Humala of Peru (2011-2016), face severe charges for their corrupt dealings while they were president. Lula…

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