Greg Grandin is the author of Empire's Workshop, Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award, and, most recently, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World. He teaches at New York University.
Hugo Chávez talks about his relationship with Barack Obama, the Honduran crisis, plans to extend the Pentagon's presence in Colombia, and domestic successes and challenges.
The coup has encouraged those who want to halt the advance of the Latin American left.
Honduras's deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, camps out at the border while the military detains hundreds of protesters. Meanwhile, in an echo of the cold war, several political activists have been killed or disappeared in the past month.
William Appleman Williams and the tragedy of American diplomacy.
The military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya has drawn strong condemnation from President Obama and the world. But will the US government offer its unconditional support for his return to power?
The empire ends with a pullout. Not from Iraq, but from Detroit.
At the Summit of the Americas, Obama went far toward repairing the damage done by two decades of disastrous economic policy.
On nearly every issue that could either relieve the suffering of Latin Americans or help the US to win back allies, domestic politics will hinder Obama's range of action.
Percy Harrison Fawcett went to the Amazon looking for paradise. He never returned.