Paul J. Angelo

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Members of the Venezuelan army take part in a military parade in Tumeremo, Bolívar state, Venezuela, about 56 miles from the border with Guyana, on July 21, 2015. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images

If Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has taught us anything, it’s that authoritarian leaders consider themselves above the law—unrestrained by the sovereignty declarations, human rights protections, and international institutions established after World War II to prevent future conflict. For Russian President Vladimir Putin and his ilk, the rules of the international order were made to be broken. And his latest exploits show that, without a credible deterrent, territorial conquest is on the table.

A powder keg much closer to the United States could be one of the world’s next tests: the Guyana-Venezuela border, where the two countries have been embroiled in a bitter fight over a contested region known as the Essequibo.…  Seguir leyendo »

A tattoo of a lighthouse set on the Strait of Magellan decorates the arm of then-Chilean presidential candidate Gabriel Boric during a rally on Nov. 1 in Santiago, Chile. The tattoo by Chilean tattoo artist Yumbel Gongora shows the famed sea route in southern Chile where President-elect Boric hails from. (Esteban Felix/AP)

Latin America is a young region; one-third of its population is between ages 23 and 40. But most recent presidents and party leaders came of age during the Cold War. Now, that’s changing.

On Dec. 18, Chilean voters elected the country’s first millennial president, 35-year-old leftist Gabriel Boric. The country’s Constitutional Assembly also just made 40-year-old María Elisa Quinteros and 33-year-old Gaspar Domínguez its leaders. In 2018, Costa Rica elected its youngest president ever, Carlos Alvarado, at 38. And in 2019, El Salvador elected then-38-year-old Nayib Bukele president. In Colombia, a full six contenders in this year’s presidential race are between ages 38 and 46.…  Seguir leyendo »

Xiomara Castro speaks to her supporters in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Nov. 28 after the presidential vote. (Moises Castillo/AP)

Xiomara Castro — the leader of Honduras’s leftist opposition — claimed a landslide victory in Sunday’s presidential election. With 52.42 percent of votes counted, Castro held a 20-point lead over her nearest competitor, conservative Nasry Asfura of the incumbent National Party.

She delivered a victory speech Sunday night once her double-digit lead became clear. Honduras’s leading business association, COHEP, congratulated Castro, as did the contest’s third major candidate, Yani Rosenthal. Asfura had also claimed victory but conceded late Tuesday and congratulated Castro on her victory.

Castro is poised to make history as the country’s first female president and end 12 years of undemocratic National Party rule, which has sent, by our calculations, close to 1 in 9 Hondurans fleeing toward the United States in the past decade.…  Seguir leyendo »