Luis Ortiz

COVID-19 in Ecuador: A Glimpse of a Tragedy That Is Yet to Fully Unfold in Latin America

COVID-19 caught the city off guard, and the few treatment options available were squandered and wasted. Guayaquil was the region’s test case for what will happen when low government capacity meets political inertia, disbelief and ineptitude in the face of a pandemic that knows no mercy.

  • Apr 19, 2020
  • 3:04 PM

It’s Just Too Easy to Blame Venezuela for Latin America’s Problems (OPINION)

Time and again, Latin American governments use the crisis in Venezuela as the scapegoat to discredit genuine protest and undermine legitimate opposition.

  • Oct 23, 2019
  • 3:19 PM

Colombia: US Meddling, Travel Visas and the Peace Accord

The latest act in the drama that pits U.S. interests against its traditional allies is playing out in Colombia.

  • May 20, 2019
  • 10:11 AM

How the US May Still Undermine the Venezuelan Opposition (OPINION)

The next act in the great drama unfolding in Venezuela will be determined by one central question: Will the unity forged in the opposition hold up?

  • Mar 1, 2019
  • 8:49 AM

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