Into the Future: The Modern Era in Latin America
Biography of Raul Castro
Raul is the forgotten Castro, the quiet one who has always been in the shadow of his brother Fidel. But Raul played an important role in the Cuban Revolution and a series of even more important roles in post-revolution Cuba, including serving as President.
Operation Xcellerator was an anti-narcotic initiative by the United States government which lasted from mid-2007 to early 2009. Specifically targeted at the powerful Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, it resulted in more than 750 arrests and the seizure of tons of drugs and hundreds of weapons and vehicles.
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's Firebrand Dictator
Venezuela's firebrand dictator is known for making waves. After leaping onto the public stage with a failed 1992 coup attempt, Chavez became president legally in 1998 and has not looked back. Loved by the poorest Venezuelans, Chavez has made many enemies over the years, many of them in the United States government.
Foreign Intervention in Latin America
Latin America has been dealing with foreign intervention in its affairs since the days of Columbus. How has it changed over the years?
Women in the History of Latin America
From Evita Peron to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, women have always played key roles in the history of Latin America. Here are a few of the more important ones, in no particular order:
The Ten Most Important Events in the History of Latin America
Latin America has always been shaped by events: wars, rebellions, invasions and more. Which have been the most important? My top ten are based on international and domestic impact.
Famous Pirates in Books and Movies
Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they sailed the seven seas! Today, some fictional pirates such as Jack Sparrow or Long John Silver are more famous than any genuine pirates of history! Here are some famous fictional pirates, with their historical accuracy thrown in.
The Ten Most Influential Latin Americans in History
Latin America has had its share of leaders, but these ten people have made a difference not only in their home country, but in the world.
Biography of Ollanta Humala Tasso
Ollanta Humala is a Peruvian army officer and politician. He was elected to the Presidency of Peru in June of 2011.
Famous Ships in Latin American History
From the Santa Maria to the USS Maine, ships have played important roles in the history of Latin America.
Great Mysteries of Latin American History
Latin America is a land of mystery...and mysteries! The history of the region is full of unsolved murders, strange disappearances, mistaken identities and more.