Jose Baeza

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Democracy in Latin America is on the defensive

Corruption, economy of scarcity, mass demonstrations. A new study shows that democracy is losing popularity in Latin America. Disillusion is at its …

Mexico is furious after the killing of a journalist who embarrassed a governor

Late on July 31, Rubén Espinosa, a 31-year-old photojournalist, and four others were found dead in an apartment in Mexico City.<p>Espinosa had recently taken an unflattering photo of the state of Veracruz's governor, Javier Duarte, which appeared on the cover of one of Mexico's most popular news …

Mexico

What Mexican Criminals Think About Donald Trump

Several lawbreaking immigrants told VICE that no one takes the GOP candidate's aggressive rhetoric all that seriously.<p>Of all the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates, reality TV star Donald Trump has unquestionably been the most controversial. He's generated headlines for lashing out at Fox News …

'A Narco History' explores Mexico's drug violence — and U.S. culpability

To many Americans, Mexico's drug violence of the last decade has been as mystifying as our southern neighbor itself.<p>In a once-peaceful country, newspapers have run monthly tallies of decapitations. A minimum-wage Tijuana cartel employee known as the Soupmaker dissolves corpses in acid baths. …

An anxious role model

FOR the past quarter of a century Chile has stood out from its Latin American neighbours, enjoying political stability and faster economic growth. …

Mexico fills deal-making void left by Brazil in tough year

SAO PAULO, April 1 (Reuters) - With regional heavyweight Brazil less of a force in global capital markets this year, Mexican companies are filling the void by luring more investment in the form of mergers and acquisitions, bond and equity offerings.<p>Several deals have taken place since Mexico’s $2 …

Latin America

Latin American Countries Want to Remove All US Military Bases

Another controversial subject some of the member countries want to take up is asking the US government to close all military bases in Latin …

Venezuela Pledges More Arms Purchases Against 'Foreign Threats'

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, still bristling from the U.S.’s latest round of sanctions, plans to ramp up military purchases from China and …