A salute to Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday

It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.


Progressive Latin American integration advances

In spite of the death of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and other reverses, the "Bolivarian" process of integration in Latin America is advancing.


Mandela – schmaltzy icon or revolutionary leader?

Sooner or later the news will break that Nelson Mandela has died, and the frenzy whipped up by the media about 'what will happen next' will resume.