Vanessa Neumann

Montana: Home From Home on the Range

‘I look around the dimly-lit bar and notice how the hard-drinking clientele watches suspicious newcomers like me, with my British-tainted accent and far too many questions. I ask another one: "Do the Hell's Angels come here, Brian?" Bingo.’

Chávez’s Thugs

Chávez's blanket control over the media is highlighted by the armed attack on Globovisión

Colombia: A Nation Reborn

Alvaro Uribe has brought prosperity to Colombia, and is now up for "re-re-election". But the legacy of political chaos will continue to be felt, says Vanessa Neumann

Caracas: Chávez’s Secret Fan Club

‘In his decade as president, Chávez has parlayed socioeconomic resentment into near-invincibility. But Venezuela's decay, and the chinks in his armour, are there for all to see’


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Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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