El Hemisferio

Politics, economics, and international affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean


El Hemisferio provides detailed analyses of the latest political and economic news related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin America and the Caribbean has continually suffered as a region for the future.

Politically the region was the child of enlightenment philosophy a la the American and French Revolutions but threw off its colonial yoke during the age of Napoleon and the general-emperor. This tension between democratic, egalitarian philosophy and autocratic, imperial political reality that existed during the revolutions is characteristic of the continued disjunctions that make Latin America and the Caribbean so interesting.

Today, the struggle for democracy and economic growth are front and center in Latin America and the Caribbean. The analysis on El Hemisferio breaks down these and other struggles and explains why they matter and what they mean for the region and the world.

Meet the Authors

Nathan Davis received an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Arizona. His research focuses on economicĀ development in Latin America and Native American reservations and the causes and consequences of political revolutions and government change.

Giancarlo Fiorella is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies. He is conducting reaching on the policing of protests in Venezuela and is the founder of In Venezuela, an English-language website dedicated to providing daily updates of the unfolding crisis.