“We might have something to learn from some of the new governments in Latin America,” I found myself saying to a staffer of Canada’s foreign affairs department one day last week.
“Oh, really?” she snapped back.
Having been carefully trained not to get into arguments with these people, I moved on. But what I was […]
Today, about 2,000 of Indigenous marchers are expected to arrive in La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia. They have been on the road for more than two months, and have kept going despite the violence of a police-led attack on Sept. 25. They say they expect President Evo Morales will meet with them to […]
In Cali, an Afro-Colombian woman is upsetting the political order. Maria Isabel Urrutia served in the national Chamber of Deputies from 2002-10. Best known as Colombia’s only Olympic gold medalist for her victory in the women’s 75 kg weightlifting class in 2000, she hopes to be the mayor after the Oct. 30 municipal election.