Author Archives: Steven L. Taylor

The USA v. the FARC

Newly disclosed details about the US role in Colombia. Continue reading

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Iran, Hezbollah and Latin America?

The same story yet again. Continue reading

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Fujimori’s Health is Failing

Via the BBC:  Peru ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s health ‘worsening’ Alejandro Aguinaga said the former president had a condition that was eating away his stomach. Mr Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, but his family says he … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Satellite Crashes with Space Debris

Via the BBC:  Ecuador Pegasus satellite fears over space debris crash The nano-satellite, called Pegasus, was launched from the Jiuquan spaceport in China less than a month ago. It is Ecuador’s first and only satellite in orbit. Experts said Pegasus … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s National Nightmare is Over

Via the BBC:  Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage Venezuela’s National Assembly has backed plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage. Lawmakers voted to approve a $79m credit for … Continue reading

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Former Argentine Dictator Dies

Via the BBC:  Argentina ex-military leader Jorge Rafael Videla dies Former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He is reported to have died from natural causes in … Continue reading

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Yet Again, Institutional Design Matters

It would be nice if columnists for major newspapers would consult political science, rather than Hollywood, for their understanding of our system. Continue reading

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A DOMA Confrontation was Inevitable

DOMA’s trip to SCOTUS was practically baked into the legislation. Continue reading

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Understanding History: The Argentine Military Regime

Providing a little context for Pope Fracnis’ background+Erick Erickson needs to learn a little history. Continue reading

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The Latest in the Drug War: Operation Martillo

Via Just the Facts:  Operation Martillo: What is it? Since January 2012, the United States, in partnership with various European and Latin American nations, has been conducting Operation Martillo (Martillo = Hammer), a multi-national, interagency and joint military operation to … Continue reading

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