Latin America

Brazil at War: The Return of Lula

Introduction On March 8th, a new development sent shockwaves throughout the entire landscape of Brazilian politics. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had his convictions for corruption and money laundering from 2017 overturned, leaving him, at least temporarily, as one of the leading contenders in the 2022 election, and current President Jair Bolsonaro’s most

Brazil and the Amazon: Current destruction and Historical Exploitation

The history of mistreatment of the "world's lungs"

“The rainforests of Brazil are being torn down” pontificated Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate just over a month a half ago. With the COVID-19 Crisis and the ensuing economic malaise and political turmoil that followed, many may have forgotten that this issue is still unresolved. The US politician and presidential contender, in what

An Economic Tsunami: COVID-19 in Colombia

Interview with Daniel Diaz

“At this moment, as we are in a tsunami and the wave is still active, let’s say… the corporate decisions are all focused in taking the most urgent actions.” These are the words of Daniel Diaz, managing director of the Colombian investment banking firm Trigono. Colombia reacted relatively fast to the Covid-19 outbreak in the