Thursday, July 30, 2009

More on Guatemala

This is a great country with a lot going on. Nevertheless, I am still amazed with the behaviour of the business class and the ideological content of public debate. Today an influential talk show quoted the Heritage Foundation and criticized a small expansion of public debt... in the midst of the crisis!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

From Guatemala

My wife and I travelled yesterday to Guatemala where I will visit friends, give a three day workshop and do some interviews. It is an exciting opportunity to learn more about Central America?s current (difficult) situation. I was strike by how conservative business leaders are in this country! A couple of them were yesterday on TV claiming that the government had already distributed enough land because it had given 240 plots in the last ten years! Amazing!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Tele-Golpe" in Honduras

The Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion has an interest article on the way in which anti-coup groups are disseminating the information. They have a link to a video that is worth seeing--check here.

Monday, July 6, 2009


My colleague and friend Salvador Marti and I just published an Op-Ed on the coup in Honduras We believe that we need to pay less attention to Chavez and more attention to the quality of democracy and development in Central America!