Teo Ballve

Twenty years ago this month, U.S. authorities helped bring down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, but Washington's global war on drugs has not let up. In fact, it has become costlier, bloodier, more widespread and futile. Read more


Hugo Chavez proved that Venezuela and the rest of Latin America could chart an independent path in the world.The Venezuelan leader, who died on March 5, often assumed the role of court jester on the international stage, raising uncomfortable trut... Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

By Teo Ballve President Obama left the summit in Latin America with Washington more isolated than ever before. The reason: The stubborn positions the United States takes on the drug war and on Cuba. When Obama first met with regional lea... Read more


It’s shameful that the smallest, poorest and least powerful of the world are the ones leading the fight for a sustainable global future. Read more

Op-Eds 1 Comments