Columns in the Buenos Aires Herald

1.      When did the Latin American left lose its electoral mojo?, February 24, 2017.

2.      Ecuador is the left’s only electoral hope in Latin America, February 17, 2017.

3.      The Latin American connection in Brazil’s corruption scandal, February 10, 2017.

4.      So far from God, so close to Trump, February 3, 2017.

5.      Will Latin America become more protectionist in the Trump era?, January 27, 2017.

6.      Calling Trump’s bluff, January 20, 2017.

7.      Too many hopefuls makes for a long and complicated race in Chile, January 13, 2017.

8.      Will the Ecuadorian left buck the downward regional trend?, January 6, 2017.

9.      Can Brazil be saved?, December 30, 2016.

10.  A Venezuelan tragedy, December 23, 2016.

11.  Juan Manuel Santos’ finest hour, December 16, 2016.

12.  Trump redefines presidential — and his effect will be contagious, December 9, 2016.

13.  Fidel, a hero nobody wants to imitate, December 2, 2016.

14.  Latin America advocates for free trade in a protectionist world, November 25, 2016.

15.  You are fired, November 18, 2016.

16.  Hoping Trump is a liar, November 11, 2016.

17.  A narrow victory is common in US presidential elections, November 4, 2016.

18.  Chile shifts to the right, October 25, 2016.

19.  No border wall, but more protectionism if Hillary wins, October 18, 2016.

20.  Voters reject amnesty for FARC guerrillas, October 4, 2016.

21.  Colombia should vote ‘Yes’ in its referendum on FARC, September 20, 2016.

22.  Fora Dilma, Fora Temer: Who do Brazilians want?, September 6, 2016.

23.  Why are Chileans so pessimistic?, August 23, 2016.

24.  Olympics arrive, but life goes on in crisis-stricken Brazil, August 9, 2016.

25.  How bad would Trump be for Latin America, July 26, 2016.

26.  Chile is no longer the shiniest star in Latin America, July 12, 2016.

27.  The impossibility of a ‘LatAmExit’, June 28, 2016.

28.  A hopeful future for Peru, June 14, 2016.

29.  Where did the Latin American left go?, May 31, 2016.

30.  The Republican Party after Donald Trump, May 17, 2016.

31.  The return of a Fujimori in Peru, May 3, 2016.

32.  Rousseff’s impeachment weakens LatAm democracy, April 19, 2016.

33.  Can anyone save Brazil?, April 6, 2015.

34.  Washington’s new Latin American friends, March 22, 2016.

35.  Trump is the moderate Republican now, March 8, 2016.

36.  A setback becomes an opportunity for Evo Morales, February 23, 2016.

37.  Santos faces US challenge as Washington tightens belt, February 9, 2016.

38.  Undefeatable Evo Morales, January 26, 2016.

39.  GOP race enters homestretch, January 12, 2016.

40.  A good year for democracy in Latin America, December 29, 2015.

41.  Venezuela: Easier to win than to govern, December 15, 2015.

42.  Douglass C. North’s legacy, December 1, 2015.

43.  Debate, deliberation, democracy, November 17, 2015.

44.  The end of the left turn in Latin America?, November 3, 2015.

45.  Very different elections in Argentina and Venezuela, October 20, 2015.

46.  Peace in FARC time, October 6, 2015.

47.  The political use of Leopoldo López’s sentence, September 22, 2015.

48.  Threats to democracy in Guatemala are no joke, September 8, 2015.

49.  Elections will not save democracy in Guatemala, August 25, 2015.

50.  Still a long road ahead in in US presidential race, August 12, 2015.

51.  Learning from Cristina, July 28, 2015.

52.  A papal visit for the Latin American underdogs, July 15, 2015.

53.  The ex-presidents club of Latin America, June 30, 2015.

54.  Where did it all go wrong for Michelle Bachelet? June 16, 2015.

55.  The devil you know in Mexico, June 2, 2015.

56.  Washington is a better partner than Beijing, May 19, 2015.

57.  A dysfunctional Latin American community of nations, May 5, 2015.

58.  Running against the incumbents or their policies, April 21, 2015.

59.  Similar crises, different agenda, April 7, 2015.

60.  Anything, but your record, March 24, 2015.

61.  The irrelevance of Cuba, March 10, 2015.

62.  Presidential families, February 24, 2015.

63.  Stagnant economies, declining popularity, February 10, 2015.

64.  Free Leopoldo López, January 27, 2015. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

65.  Dirty money scandal makes waves in Chile, January 14, 2015. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

66.  Ending the other blockade against Cuba, December 30, 2014.

67.  Saving democracy in Venezuela, December 16, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

68.  Society is Peña Nieto’s ally, December 2, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

69.  Perpetual borders, November 18, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

70.  Dilma: a victory, not a mandate, November 4, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

71.  Die hard Dilma Rousseff, October 21, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

72.  Back to square one in Brazil, October 7, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

73.  Debating the people, not other candidates, September 30, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

74.  A new election season in Latin America, September 23, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

75.  Bachelet forced to take a firm stance against terror, September 16, 2014.

76.  Marina Silva, the alternative for a new Latin American Left, September 9, 2014.  (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

77.  The PT’s problem isn’t Marina (It’s Dilma), September 2, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

78.  Humala: Peru’s lame duck quacks on, August 26, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

79.  Sympathy vote for Marina in Brazil, August 19, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

80.  Chile, land of immigrants, August 12, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

81.  Energy Reform Still Faces Hurdles in Mexico, August 5, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

82.  On Latin American solidarity, July 29, 2014.

83.  Bolivia and Chile: Unfriendly terms, July 22, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

84.  Bachelet back on the moderate path, July 8, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

85.  Dilma and the Seleção, July 1, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

86.  After the World Cup, June 24, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

87.  Unbeatable incumbents, June 17, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

88.  Vanishing U.S. influence in Latin America, June 10, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

89.  New wine into old wineskins in Uruguay?, June 3, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

90.  Colombian arch-enemies, May 27, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

91.  Educational reforms in Chile: The devil is always in the details, May 20, 2014. (en

 español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

92.  Santos stumbles in Colombia, May 13, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

93.  No change of course in Panama, May 6, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

94.  Evo, the senior Latin American president, April 29, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

95.  Magic realism lives on in Latin American politics, April 22, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

96.  When solidarity makes up for state failures, April 15, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

97.  Comrade Vargas Llosa, April 8, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

98.  The vulnerable middle class, April 1, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

99.  What is the OAS good for?, March 25, 2014. (en

 español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

100.          All politics is family for Humala, March 18, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

101.          For Uribe, it’s strictly personal, March 11, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

102.          Maduro’s unintentional allies, March 4, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

103.          A healthy blow for Correa, February 25, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

104.          Protest polarization in Venezuela, February 18, 2014  (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

105.          Chile and Bolivia: Focusing on the future, February 11, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

106.          Declining participation in El Salvador and Costa Rica, February 4, 2014 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

107.          Leaving the past behind, January 28, 2014.

108.          Steady moderate left in El Salvador and Costa Rica, January 21, 2014. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

109.          Open Pacific and closed Atlantic, January 14, 2014 (en

 español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

110.          Car prices in Cuba have repercussions for Latin America, January 7, 2014 (en

 español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

111.          No person of the year for Latin America, December 31, 2013. (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

112.          Declining expectations for Brazilian promises, December 24, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino)

113.          High expectations for Bachelet, December 17, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

114.          The boring right to vote, December 10, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

115.          The fading Chávez legacy, December 3, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

116.          A stable crisis in Honduras, November 26, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

117.          Bachelet’s delayed win, November 19, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

118.          The Revolution’s best friend, November 12, 2013.

119.          Healthy Latin American democracies, November 5, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

120.          Political wear and tear, October 30, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

121.          Peru sour, October 22, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

122.          Vulnerable Rousseff, October 15, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

123.          Shutdown not the worst news, October 8, 2013.

124.          Colombia’s next challenge, October 1, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

125.          Latin America’s unpopular leaders, September 24, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

126.          September 11, 1973, September 10, 2013.

127.          Latin America and military action against Syria, September 3, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

128.          Easier for Bachelet to win than to govern, August 27, 2013.

129.          If it ain’t broke, Humala won’t fix it, August 20, 2013.

130.          Who needs institutions when you have leaders?, August 14, 2013.

131.          Surviving Chávez, August 5, 2013 (en español, traducido por Análisis Latino).

132.          Crisis mode in the Chilean right, July 23, 2013.

133.          Latinos and blacks, close and far apart, July 16, 2013.

134.          Immigration reform faces same-old hurdles, July 9, 2013.

135.          No stopping Bachelet, July 2, 2013.

136.          Ecuador: Press Freedom Safe Haven?, June 25, 2013.

137.          Discontent or anxiety in Chile, June 18, 2013.

138.          Security versus privacy, June 11, 2013.

139.          Waiting for Supreme Court rulings, June 4, 2013.

140.          Critical weeks for immigration reform, May 30, 2013.

141.          Obama on the defensive, May 21, 2013.

142.          Obama not that into it, May 14, 2013.

143.          Obama’s second term: less ambitious, higher approval, April 30, 2013.

144.          Immigration reform after Boston, April 23, 2013.

145.          Mexico, not Venezuela, April 16, 2013.

146.          When the US and UK were friends, April 9, 2013.

147.          On the wrong side of history, April 2, 2013.

148.          Obama’s unambitious foreign policy agenda, March 26, 2013.

149.          Republican soul-searching, March 19, 2013.

150.          The U.S. and Latin America after Chávez, March 12, 2013.

151.          Life after sequestration, March 5, 2013.

152.          Playing sequestration wolf, February 26, 2013.

153.          The immigration reform battlefield, February 19, 2013.

154.          Obama will speak to public opinion, not Republicans, February 12, 2013.

155.          Bye State Department, hello White House, February 5, 2013.

156.          An unnoticed absence, January 29, 2013.

157.          Post-Obama democrats, January 22, 2013.

158.          No common sense in politics, January 16, 2013.

159.          President Obama’s dwindling power, January 8, 2013.

160.          Newtown: few policy consequences, December 18, 2012.

161.          Can’t be too conservative, December 11, 2012.

162.          Compromise, why start now?, December 4, 2012.

163.          A political game of chicken, November 27, 2012.

164.          The Middle East and the fiscal cliff, November 20, 2012.

165.          Will Republicans ever win again, November 13, 2012.

166.          Gridlock wins, November 6, 2012.

167.          Women for Obama, men for Romney, October 23, 2012.

168.          The race is still Obama’s to lose, October 16, 2012.

169.          The Romney surge, October 9, 2012.

170.          Will Obama’s second term be better?, October 2, 2012.

171.          Can Obama lose the election?, September 25, 2012.

172.          Will the presidential debates make a difference?, September 18, 2012.

173.          Is Obama unbeatable?, September 11, 2012.

174.          Managing disappointment, September 4, 2012.

175.          A damaging storm, August 28, 2012.

176.          Why Ryan is the new Palin, August 21, 2012.

177.          Will Ryan save Romney, August 14, 2012. 

178.          Romney’s failure on take-off, August 7, 2012.

179.          All politics is local, July 31, 2012.

180.          Romney’s VP Choice, July 24, 2012.

181.          Obama’s approach, from hope to fear, July 17, 2012.

182.          Voting for or against Obama, July10, 2012.

183.          An old friend returns to Mexico, July 3, 2012.

184.          A High Court week for Obama, June 26, 2012.

185.          Americans for de-globalization, June19, 2012.

186.          Downsizing expectations, June 12, 2012.

187.          Referendum on Obama, May 29, 2012.

188.          Minority no more, May 22, 2012.

189.          Obama, gay rights and minorities, May 15, 2012.

190.          Romney’s Biggest Challenge, May 8, 2012.

191.          Argentina and the Axis of Evil, April 24, 2012.

192.          The Last Summit, April 17, 2012.

193.          Briefly Back on the Agenda, April 10, 2012.

194.          Health Care Wars, April 3, 2012.

195.          Marco Rubio: VP material?, March 27, 2012.

196.          Puerto Rico and the Santorum Hispanic problem, March 20, 2012.

197.          A walkover for Obama, March 13, 2012.

198.          Indecisive Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

199.          Too many Republican debates, February 28, 2012.

200.          Lessons from Japan, February 21, 2012.

201.          Republicans for Obama, February 14, 2012.

202.          Betting on a bad economy, February 7, 2012.

203.          The GOP race after Florida, January 31, 2012.

204.          Suicidal Mood, January 24, 2012.

205.          Romney’s business experience, January 17, 2012.

206.          The inevitability of Romney, January 10, 2012.

207.          Romney’s ideal scenario, January 3, 2012.

208.          A bad year for American democracy, December 28, 2011.

209.          Obama’s Santa wish list, December 20, 2011.

210.          Declining U.S. influence in Latin America, December 13, 2011.

211.          Romney, the only hope left, December 6, 2011.

212.          Old Newt, November 29, 2011.

213.          Land of no bipartisanship, November 22, 2011.

214.          Getting along with your ex partner (U.S. and Argentina), November 15, 2011.

215.          A Generic Republican, November 8, 2011.

216.          Bin Laden and Gaddafi, November 1, 2011.

217.          War and Debt, October 25, 2011.

218.          Spending Cuts – Who Cares?, October 18, 2011

219.          A Neoliberal Country in Focus: Chile after the Students’ Protests, October 16, 2011.

220.          Occupy Wall Street, October 11, 2011.

221.          A Neoliberal Country in Focus: The Middle Class, October 9, 2011.

222.          A New Republican Illusion, October 4, 2011.

223.          A Neoliberal Country in Focus: The Right After Pinochet, October 2, 2011.

224.          A winning strategy, but no candidate, September 27, 2011.

225.          A Neoliberal Country in Focus: Exploring the Chilean Model, September 25, 2011.

226.          Class Warfare, September 20, 2011.

227.          The Unimportance of Ex Presidents, September 13, 2011.

228.          The Irrelevance of 9/11, September 6, 2011

229.          Less popular and more electable, August 30, 2011.

230.          Why Obama Should Fear Perry, August 23, 2011.

231.          Changes in the Republican line-up, August 16, 2011.

232.          Shoot the Messenger, August 9, 2011.

233.          A day to forget for President Piñera, August 6, 2011.

234.          The Biggest Loser, August 2, 2011.

235.          The Decline of the Empire, July 26, 2011

236.          It’s Politics, Stupid, July 19, 2011.

237.          Deficit or Unemployment?, July 12, 2011.

238.          Debt Ceiling, Republican Ceiling, July 5, 2011.

239.          Michele Bachmann: Too Far to the Right, June 28, 2011.

240.          Is it Obama’s to Lose? June 21, 2011.

241.          Hispanics for Obama (If They Vote), June 14, 2011.

242.          Who Needs a Friend in Peru?, June 8, 2011.

243.          Bin Laden Gone in More Ways Than One, May 31, 2011.

244.          The Republican Short List, May 24, 2011.

245.          Need for new policy, not just new head, May 17, 2011

246.          Proper burial, May 10, 2011.

247.          It’s still the economy, stupid (the killing of Osama), May 3, 2011.

248.          The Land of the Scared and the Home of the Afraid, April 26, 2011.

249.          Trump and the Republican Dilemma, April 19, 2011. 

250.          Does U.S. Have a Candidate in Peru? April 12, 2011.

251.          Republicans and the Third Rail, April 5, 2011.

252.          The Obama War, March 29, 2011.

253.          Like a Hollywood Flop, March 23, 2011.

254.          Obama’s Latin America Trip, March 15, 2011.

255.          Obama remains favorite, March 8, 2011.

256.          A damaging consensus, March 1, 2011.

257.          An Argentine non-issue, February 22, 2011.

258.          A crowded Republican field, February 15, 2011.

259.          A boring relationship, February 8, 2011.

260.          A chance to look presidential, February 1, 2011.

261.          Stay on the center lane, straight ahead to re-election, January 26, 2011.

262.          Terrorism and the second amendment, January 18, 2011.

263.          Not the best 10-year run, January 5, 2011.

264.          Unlikely third candidate, December 29, 2010.

265.          Worse before better, December 22, 2010.

266.          Leader, not conciliator, December 15, 2010.

267.          The Obama utopia, to govern for all, December 8, 2010.

268.          The DREAM Act and Latino muscle, December 1, 2010.

269.          Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, November 24, 2010.

270.          Populist wears Prada, November 17, 2010.

271.          A moderate electorate and polarized politicians, November 10, 2010.

272.          Midterm elections: the Latin-Americanization of US politics?, November 3, 2010.