Bolsonaro? Confie mas verifique

To colleagues who think Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro is the greatest thing since sliced bread for dealing with socialists in Latin America, do as Reagan once said, "trust but verify." Bolsonaro's pre-game has been better than average. He has talked a good talk. And, yes, in politics talking the talk is part of the [...]

Monroe Doctrine 2.0

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro did a courageous thing a few weeks ago, the right thing. Yes, this is what passes for courage these days in certain parts of the world. We should encourage more of it. Bolsonaro bucked decades of Latin American leftist advocacy by advising Cuba that Brazil will not be a party to [...]

Brazil to Abolish Cuban Medical Slavery

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appears to have accomplished what no other leader in Latin America or the Caribbean has ever done in recent memory: forced Cuba to retreat. Bolsonaro said he would abolish Cuban medical slavery and offered political asylum to Cuban doctors in Brazil. Cuban health workers who opt to stay must pass a national [...]