Few countries know how to party the way Brazil does. As a result, back in 2007 when FIFA announced that Brazil would be hosting the…View More Bolívar in Brussels: A Lack of Ordem and a Need for Progresso
The years 1978 and 1979 will undoubtedly go down in history as two of the most important years in the history of advancing the cause…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Pope Francis Needs a Tango Partner
The weather is changing in Havana. However I must confess that I am not sure what’s coming. Dictator Raul Castro, the ne’er-do-well brother of former…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Cuba Libre on the Horizon?
Hugo Chávez is dead. It is hard for me to rationalise actively celebrating the death of anyone. Death is unpleasant and 99.9% of the time,…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Chau Chávez! (1954-2013)
It was: Charlene Lamb & Eric Boswell, with a diplomatic cable (saying NO to security requests), in a corner office in Foggy Bottom. Did I win?
No one wins. The Benghazi Attack was no game. Benghazi was a preventable tragedy. It is deeply saddening that politicians in an election year treated it as a trivial matter. Benghazi was undoubtedly the low point of foreign policy under the Obama Administration.View More Clue! Benghazi Edition! (For bureaucrats and politicians 25 and up!)
Hugo Chavez is dying, slowly but surely. I will not say I am pleased about it but I certainly won’t be shedding any tears over the man. Whether you like Chavez or not, there is no denying that his death is the end of an era. It is my opinion that Chavez, for the most part, was a failure in both his domestic and foreign policy pursuits. However, I must give credit when credit is due. It is because of President (elected dictator) Chavez that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is a powerful force in global affairs.View More Bolívar in Brussels: Putin’s Place in the Last Will of Hugo Chavez