Monthly Archives: January 2014

NOTICE TO FOREIGN TOURISTS: There will be violent protests during the World Cup in Brazil. Their lives will be at risk. Avoid World Cup in Brazil. Avoid aggression, robbery, kidnapping. (Brazilian meme found under #NaoVaiTerCopa, January 29, 2014)

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I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore, Brazilian Style (part 2)

Would you imagine that Brazilians, known worldwide for being raving mad about soccer, would hit the streets to demonstrate against a soccer event being held in their own backyard? It sounds like something that would only happen in a bizarre parallel universe, … Continue reading

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The End of the Monroe Doctrine? Really?

In 1823, when most of Latin America achieved its independence, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams drafted a foreign policy declaration that would have repercussions in the region for a long time to come. Named after the sitting President, the … Continue reading

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The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over. The relationship that we seek and that we have worked hard to foster is not about a United States declaration about how and when it will intervene in the affairs of other … Continue reading

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The 55-Year Itch

As the year 2014 began its course, Cuba observed the 55th anniversary of the triumph of what is still known as the Cuban Revolution. Without a doubt, Fidel Castro’s ascendance into global political superstardom was a watershed moment not only … Continue reading

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