Medellín… is it safe for tourists?

Home to the infamous Pablo Escobar and once considered one of the most dangerous cities on the planet, Medellín has in recent years become increasingly popular with tourists and digital nomads, now often cited as a top city to visit in South America. My wife and I recently rented an apartment there for a month,…

What Has Been the Legacy of Neoliberalism in Latin America?

From its European roots, neoliberalism arrived in Latin America in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with right-wing governments in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and Peru hoping to bring about revolutionary economic change by adopting the World Bank’s so-called ‘Washington Consensus’, a neoliberal formula of market-orientated policies