I was traveling, visiting family, on Monday-Wednesday of last week, but here are three pieces I did see that are worth highlighting.


Very glad that the Fundación Ideas para la Paz is keeping such a close eye on how the Colombian government is implementing the coca-substitution program foreseen in the FARC peace accord.


The New York Times revealed that Mexico’s government used hacking software to spy on political opponents, journalists, and human rights defenders. And since then, absolutely nothing has happened.


“Nicaragua taught me that hard-fought democratic gains can get rolled back overnight, and that political rights can be erased with a single pen-stroke,” the veteran U.S. journalist notes in a wry piece.