OPINION

Clash of civilizations?

Russian nationalists would see deep historical betrayal in the forced Europeanization of their Ukrainian brothers

opinion

Rocks of discord

Japan, China and the United States are taking up positions around a group of islets, in what is shaping up to be a sort of brewing cold war

Opinion

More than municipal

Venezuela goes to the polls to decide the futures od Maduro and Capriles

opinion

Colombia in the balance

Last week the FARC and the government agreed on the second point of the talks in Havana. But is this really a step toward peace?

OPINION

Retreat of the American empire

At the height of the Cold War, no US ally would have talked back about spying

OPINION

The new Le Pen

Faced with imitative xenophobic policies by centrist governments, voters might prefer the McCoy

opinion

Unfallen dominos

The spectacle of American boys fighting in far-away rice paddies cried out for some geopolitical rationalization

opinion

Multipolarity

Moscow and Washington used to share a world hegemony called bipolarity. But lately, lacking one of the two Atlases that sustained it, the system has become inherently unstable

OPINION

The Espionage Hacked

Assange and Snowden have rendered a priceless service to Western public opinion by revealing the extent of cyber-spying

OPINION

Colombia: now or never

High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo thinks that the stars are auspiciously aligned for a breakthrough

OPINION

Kerry’s faith

There are short and long views of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which condition the observer’s vision

OPINION

Assange II

As with the head of WikiLeaks, world opinion and the US courts are treating analyst Edward Snowden as a criminal

OPINION

Egypt: third revolution

Popular uprisings in the Middle Eastern nation have a long and complicated history The actual political situation is an amalgamation of eclectic influences

opinion

The giant has awoken

The demonstrations in Brazil increased almost overnight from a few thousand to over a million protestors. But it is the middle classes who are pouring out into the streets

OPINION

Maras: a new approach

Criminal gangs will not give up their lucrative lifestyle until the state offers them something in return

OPINION

Europe leaves UK

Prime Minister Cameron welcomes the pretext offered by the rise of an anti-EU party to talk tough to Brussels

OPINION

Spain and Venezuela

Madrid’s offer to mediate in the electoral dispute between Maduro and Capriles merely invites scorn

OPINION

Chávez's succession

The legacy of the former president quickly crossed the Atlantic to find advocates chiefly in France and Spain

opinion

Almost the worst result

Venezuela’s voters have said “yes” to Chavism after Chávez, but with little conviction

LATIN AMERICA

Why President Santos is putting his place in Colombian history at risk

The generalized viewpoint among Uribe’s followers is that peace will not be achieved by negotiating with “a bunch of terrorists”

OPINION

After Hugo

At the international level, the fight for the post-Chávez legacy is on

OPINION

Chávez has no substitute

Neither Maduro nor his rival Cabello fulfill the first requisite of a populist leader: charisma

OPINION

A date with Bolívar

Maduro may well be the government candidate, but the next elections in Venezuela will be a plebiscite on Chávez’s rule

OPINION

Where is Mexico headed?

Peña Nieto could take the country back to the heart of Latin American politics

OPINION

Latin America looks for its place

Citizens are being asked whether to renovate or revolutionize the politics of the southern land mass

OPINION

Peace is victory

The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, is now embarking on the decisive play of his mandate

OPINION

Assange, already in jail

The impetuosity of Rafael Correa may well keep Julian Assange imprisoned indefinitely in the Ecuadorian embassy