Covid Waves from South of the Border

Covid Waves from South of the Border When I lived in Copacabana, I often jogged through the surf and dove under the Atlantic’s rolling waves. Afterwards, I’d join “beach friends” for an impromptu volleyball. A cool cerveja was our just reward. Today, Rio’s famous...

A Tale of Two Populists in Brazil and Mexico

In 2018, the two largest countries in Latin America elected two “populist” leaders as president, uprooting “mainstream” political orders in Brazil and Mexico. Both men in their sixties were born in small towns, of humble roots. One chose a military academy for his...