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Fausta Wertz

Fausta Wertz writes on Latin America, New Jersey, taxation, current events, and the French- and Spanish-language media at Fausta’s Blog.
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Obama in Puerto Rico: How Will His ‘PR’ Stunt Play Out?

Monday, June 13th, 2011 - by Fausta Wertz

Expect a raucous welcome, but knowledgeable Puerto Rican voters in the U.S. know the island's Republican governor has their economy recovering via his austerity measures.

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‘The Most Important Blow Ever Against the FARC’

Sunday, September 26th, 2010 - by Fausta Wertz

That quote from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos refers to the death in battle of Mono Jojoy, the terrorist rebel group FARC's most senior military commander.

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Puerto Rico and the Recurring Plebiscite

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - by Fausta Wertz

Congress quietly passed HR 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. But why? And does anyone understand what's in it?

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Obama Rolls the Dice and Craps Out in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - by Fausta Wertz

The White House poured resources and personnel into the state only to see the GOP challenger walk away with the victory.

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Governor’s Race Neck and Neck in High Tax New Jersey

Friday, October 30th, 2009 - by Fausta Wertz

Governor Corzine has caught up in the polls as a third-party candidate acts the part of spoiler for GOP challenger Chris Christie.

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Chavez Takes Another Shot at a Limitless Presidency

Friday, February 13th, 2009 - by Fausta Wertz

The results of Sunday's vote on eliminating term limits will have ramifications for Venezuelans — and the entire world.

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Chavez Continues Nationalization Drive

Saturday, August 9th, 2008 - by Fausta Wertz

The Venezuelan president tightens his control on business and society.

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Colombia Rescues the FARC’s Most Famous Hostage

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 - by Fausta Wertz

Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was freed during a military operation on Wednesday. More proof that Colombia is winning its war against terrorism.

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Hugo and the Venezuelan Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 - by Fausta Wertz

Hugo Chavez may have lost the referendum that would have granted him absolute power in Venezuela. But that hasn't stopped him from nationalizing much of the country's economy.

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Pelosi Plays Politics with Colombia Trade Deal

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - by Fausta Wertz

By eliminating the deadline for ratification, Nancy Pelosi proves she is willing to endanger the security of the continent just to show that Democrats are the ones in charge.

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Forget it, Jake, it’s Atlantic City.

Sunday, October 14th, 2007 - by Fausta Wertz

PJM Princeton, NJ: Is it something in the water cooler at City Hall? Five of the last seven mayors of Atlantic City have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of some crime -- and now Robert W. Levy has resigned under a cloud of deceit, depression, and substance abuse. Fausta Wertz reports that none of his replacements look very promising, either.

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“Not Dead Yet” Castro Calls Clinton-Obama “Invincible”

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 - by Fausta Wertz

For a guy who's supposedly dying, Fidel Castro is awfully prolific. PJM's Fausta Wertz looks at the ailing dictator's latest article analyzing U.S. presidential politics.

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Immigration Report: The Hispanic View

Friday, June 29th, 2007 - by Fausta Wertz

A few reasons why many Hispanics didn't want the immigration bill. by Fausta Wertz

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 - by Fausta Wertz

How the Man Who Would Be Castro marked a new milestone on the path towards totalitarianism by shutting down the nation's most popular television station. He will keep at it until there is no free press left and no one to report the fact that it disappeared. By Fausta Wertz

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