Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg via Getty Images photo at Americas Quarterly. Caption: “Members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) attend a news conference detailing the upcoming drills being prepared in response to U.S. President Trump’s warning of possible military action in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The U.S. is increasing pressure on the Venezuelan government in response to its President Nicolas Maduro’s moves to seize more authority amid a crippling recession and months of violent protests.”

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January 3, 2018


Many think the image is emblematic of Brazil’s acute inequality, an interpretation that has prompted others to push back with questions about how black and mixed-race people are seen and stereotyped in Brazil

The walls of Complexo do Alemão remember the dead, the police threats, and the feats of the traffickers. They tell a story of violence and of a promised peace that turned into a daily conflict


La vida e integridad de nuestra dirección partidaria, así como de la masa de nuestra militancia, está siendo garantizada por los soldados y policías que antes combatimos. Un ejemplo para la comunidad mundial

Se crearon cuatro nuevos Batallones de Operaciones Terrestres; No.8, No.9, No.10 y No.11 – que reemplazaran a las Brigadas Móviles, 23, 30 y 33- Un Batallón de Fuerzas Especiales Urbanas y un Comando Operativo Energético


“By the middle of my six-year term, there will be no war, and the situation will be completely different,” López Obrador told reporters

Four of the five politicians killed were affiliated with the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)

Esta violencia no es más que el reflejo de la descomposición estructural que vive el país y a la cual se habrán de enfrentar todos los candidatos


The Christmas Eve announcement has prompted a wave of outrage

“WHINSEC’s professional programs have allowed us to spread this vision to 744 Peruvian Army officers, warrant officers, and cadets in the last 10 years,” Brig. Gen. Balta said


Professor Ricardo Hausmann’s heart is in the right place, but his proposal of a military intervention to save Venezuela from Nicolás Maduro’s government is simply not going to happen. Nor would it work

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I found that as U.S. border enforcement becomes more punitive, it turns migration into a lucrative vehicle for organized crime

Trump has appeared to shift his position since announcing the termination of the DACA program in September, making the unfolding political drama harder to read for leaders in both parties