The War On (Some) Drugs Has Killed More Mexicans Than Fast & Furious

America’s Drug War has caused more problems for Mexico than Fast & Furious ever will.

Paraguay’s President Impeached and Removed

President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay was impeached and removed from office this week.

Trying to Sort out the “Fast and Furious” Situation

Fast and furious, or a lot of sound and fury signifying not too much?

A Comparative Note on Amendment Processes

We, as Americans, tend to have a limited knowledge of the institutional variation that exists across democratic systems around the world.

Mexican Drug War Claims 50,000 Lives, Little Attention

Since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón began an all-out assault on drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have lost their lives across the country in a nearly-continuous string of shootouts, bombings, and ever-bloodier murders.

A Crack in the Logic of the Drug War Coalition?

Well, maybe a tiny one.

Reaping the Harvest of the Failure to Institutionalize: Venezuela and Chavez

Hugo Chavez has built a state on cronyism.

Hugo Tweets

FARC Commander Killed

The FARC now has an opening for supreme commander.

When Mimes Attack!

FTAs Pass

After a lengthy wait, free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea have been approved by Congress.

Honduran Truth and Reconciliation Commission Issues Ruling

Institutions, or the lack thereof, matter.

Humberto Leal Garcia Execution and International Law

The US Supreme Court declined to stay the execution of a child raping murderer over a technical violation of a treaty.

What’s up with Chávez?

The normally loquacious Chávez has been almost silent since emergency surgery in Cuba on June 10th.