There are lot of mango trees in Venezuelan streets, backyards of houses and public places. I used to pick up and eat in the golf courses. But the oil-spoiled Venezuelans would not touch the mangoes. It was below their level. They would just let most of the mangos fall on the ground and rot..Now because of the crisis, food shortage and poverty increase, they have started eating the mangoes..for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The documentary film The Edge of Democracy on Netflix is the Brazilian story of the end of military dictatorship in 1985, the climax of democratic maturity with the election of lathe worker Lula as president, the fall of democracy with the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff through legislative coup in 2016 and the imprisonment of Lula to prevent him from contesting in the elections by a judicial coup in 2018.
The documentary film “ The edge of democracy”, which is streamed in Netflix, is the Brazilian story of the end of military dictatorship in 1985, the climax of democratic maturity with the election of a lathe worker Lula as President, the fall of democracy with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff through legislative coup in 2016 and the imprisonment of Lula to prevent his contesting in the elections by a judicial coup in 2018. It is a poignant and powerful narrative.
Ecuador has started the process to become member of Pacific Alliance in the first week of July 2019. This was confirmed and welcomed at the summit of the Alliance held on 7 July.
It is geographically logical given the fact that Ecuador is tucked in between Colombia and Peru, the only neighbours of the country.
Since UNASUR and Andean Community (of which Ecuador was a member) are dead, Ecuador needs to join a Group and Pacific Alliance is a natural choice.
As India expands its Act East policy and looks to take advantage of the US-China trade war, it’s easy to forget how important Latin America is as a trading zone for New Delhi.
For instance, in 2018-19, India exported more to distant Guatemala ($305 million, 15,000 km away) than to neighbouring Cambodia ($196 million, 3,400 km away).
Latin America is more important for India’s exports than some neighbours and traditional trade partners
India exported more to the distant (15000 km) Guatemala ( 305 million dollars) than to the neighbouring (3400 km) Cambodia ( 196 million$)in 2018-19,.
India’s export of 181 million dollars to the remote and small Uruguay (15000 km away; population 3.4 million) is more than to Kazhakstan ( 143 milliondollars) which is 1600 km from Delhi and has more than five times population with 18 million.
Juan Guaido, the self proclaimed President of Venezuela, is openly establishing contact with Pentagon and reaching out to US Southern Command for intervention. This is an unwise move. He should persuade the Chavistas and military people to join his liberation of the country from mismanagement.
According to a statement attributed to former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, there is no coup in the US because there is no American embassy in Washington DC.
In 2002, when President Hugo Chavez was overthrown in a coup, there was an American embassy in Caracas. Today, April 11, is the anniversary of the 2002 coup.
There’s no doubt Netflix’s Narcos is an absorbing and addictive show – Pablo Escobar’s colourful life has all the ingredients for an entertaining story. While I enjoyed watching the show, like my Colombian friends, I too was saddened and angered by the inaccurate portrayal of the US’s role in catching Escobar.
The show, which has run for two seasons now, charts the rise and fall of Medellin’s drug king Escobar. He starts off as a small-time smuggler of consumer goods and then discovers the bi...
Night Prayers is the story of three Colombian characters and their encounters with four Asian cultures. The Colombian protagonists are philosophy student Manuel, his adventurous sister Juana and a diplomat posted in New Delhi. India, Thailand, Japan and Iran are the countries where the Colombians’ destinies end up taking them. The author of this novel is Colombian writer Santiago Gamboa.
Juana and Manuel’s lower middle class family are ardent supporters of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, wh...
Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, is not a popularly worshipped deity unlike the other two gods of the trinity, Shiva and Vishnu. But Brahma is popular among the Brazilians. Not as a god though, but as a brand of beer. Brahma is advertised in posters, bill boards and media all over Brazil. The company which produces this beer – Companhia Cervejaria Brahma (Brahma beer company) –was established way back in 1888. Brahma beer is an essential ingredient of the spirit of Brazilians, known to be h...
A young man from Motihari in Bihar has become the lively – if unlikely – hero in the Costa Rican film Enredados: La Confusion (‘Entangled: The Confusion’).
Prabhakar Sharan, who has been living in Costa Rica since 1997, is the first Indian to act as hero in a Latin American movie. This is also the first Latin American film made with the typical Bollywood recipe of songs and dance, though of course it is entirely in Spanish and Sharan plays a Costa Rican character, not an Indian. The heroine i...
There is not a single recognizable Indian cola drink company left in the market after the sweeping entry of big giants Coke and Pepsi. While the Indian companies have surrendered or sold themselves off without a fight, Aje, a cola company from Peru in South America has had the audacity to bet on India, where its Big Cola brand has found a niche.
Aje entered India in 2010 and set up a bottling plant in Patalganga in Maharashtra, and has subsequently secured an 8% share of the market in the sta...