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December 28, 2017

Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari supporters at a solidarity rally in Abuja, Nigeria August 11, 2017. Nigeria Is Not Corrupt, Nigerians Are Corrupt

Changes to law and institutions will come later, but it starts with people. Unless Nigerians choose to stop participating in and enabling corruption, the country will not move forward.

February 10, 2017

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the inauguration ceremony of new Ministers, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 3, 2017 (Reuters/Adriano Machado). The Future of Lava Jato and Brazil’s Reform Agenda

The tragic January airplane crash that killed Justice Teori Zavascki, a member of Brazil’s highest court (the Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), has given President Michel Temer an opportunity to seize …

December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
UPP/credits: Gabriel Rocha Pacifying Rio's Favelas

I was interviewed by Globo TV’s "Sem Fronteiras" about strategies to fight crime and drug violence across some of Latin America’s largest cities.

January 29, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Police queue at a petrol station to pump their motorcycles with fuel before the start of the governorship election in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna April 28, 2011. More Muslims “Deported” from Southern Nigeria?

Earlier this week I blogged on the arrest of 320 Muslim traders of northern origin in Rivers state on allegations that they were “Boko Haram.” According to the media, the traders had lived in Rivers …

January 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
(Front seated, from L to R) Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim attend the opening of the Presidential Power Reform Transaction signing summit in Abuja April 22, 2013. Who Will Shape Nigeria’s Elite Politics in 2014?

Emmanuel Aziken has written a thoughtful analysis of some of the major political players in his article on December 30 in Vanguard. His pick: President Goodluck Jonathan, speaker of the House of Repr…

May 12, 2006

Bolivia
Bolivia’s Nationalization of Oil and Gas

In a region seen as turning leftward, forging alliances would seem a natural course of events. But Bolivian President Evo Morales’ decision to nationalize the oil and gas industry is exposing tension…