Category Archives: Latin America

Migration & Misery

A while ago I watched a documentary about migrants from Central America trying to cross into the United States, and about the gangs that traffic them, and the dangers which they face on their journey. I was reminded of these … Continue reading

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Coca and Cocaine in Peru

President Ollanta Humala of Peru has declared today that his government is to temporarily suspend its coca-eradication program after reportedly reaching only 2/5 of its eradication quota for 2011. Coca is grown in Peru and is used traditionally as a … Continue reading

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Moving on out – Castro’s changing Cuba

President Raul Castro is an interesting man. Some may say enlightened. During the last decades Communist states the world over have been experiencing a collective identity crisis. China has the “Great Capitalist Experiment”, meaning that they have become one of … Continue reading

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