The Threat of the Far Left (and false equivalencies)

Venezuela is a disaster. Populist authoritarian ‘socialism’ has caused untold misery in the once oil-rich South American country. Somewhere between 4.7 and 6 million people have fled the lush country…

Venezuela and False Political Narratives – Updated

Yesterday I sat on a street corner in Cuenca, Ecuador and talked with Cesar from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was sitting with his 5 year old daughter. His wife had gone…

Venezuela – the ongoing tragedy of Populism

Ecuador has just announced it will no longer let Venezuelans cross into its territory without a passport. The Brazilian army has been sent to its northern border to control violence.…

Ceviche- the most popular South American food

Ceviche Delicious, fresh Ceviche (this was with sea bass) Ceviche is a classic South American raw fish dish (but ‘cooked’ a different way). It uses raw fish and or seafood…

Populist Political Rantings – We can do better

Loyalist Murals in Belfast – the art of propaganda I once listened to an Italian philosopher point out the obvious (paraphrased); “with the Internet, we now have access to almost…

In Their Shoes – The Tragedy of Forced Migration

“the rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor and there’s a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong” —Leonard Cohen, Tower of Song I have…

Drugs, Prostitution & the American Dream

I expect I will continue to think about Darien for some time. It is quite easy to understand why a road has not been punched through to Colombia. The harsh…

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