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One of the designs featured in Nasheli Ortiz-Gonzalez's collection, "Stranded." Photo: frankie.photography (Frank Guardino)

Fashion designer Nasheli Juliana Ortiz-González takes her visions of Puerto Rico’s complex history to the runways of Paris.

[OP-ED]: On North Korea, hope is not a strategy

 07/11/2017 - 15:46
Kim Jong Un is a young man but has been highly effective at preserving his authority. He has secured the support of the military and sidelined or killed anyone who threatened his grip on power -- including his uncle and, allegedly, his half-brother. EFE

In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

Comey Firing Aftermath: Senate Subpoenas Flynn for Records on Russian interference

 05/11/2017 - 05:15
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017 (reissued 31 March 2017). EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday ordered retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the US president, to hand over documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a statement by the committee.

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Inside the tangled empire of the president's daughter

 05/01/2017 - 15:01
Ivanka Trump during the W20 summit in Berlin, on April 25, 2017. EFE/CLEMENS BILAN / POOL

Ethic experts are concerned that despite removing herself from the management of her Ivanka Trump fashion company and becoming an unpaid government employee in March, her political and business interests are still so closely linked that she is deep in an ethical “danger zone” over conflict of interest laws.

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Authoritarian Fashionistas

 12/05/2016 - 05:50

Fidel Castro has died, but we will not forget his cigars and his popular Adidas tracksuits.

Every political leader has it’s own fashion style. Qaddafi used to wear pilot sunglasses, Mao had his popular Chinese Liberation Army suit.

The Atlantic explores the fashion style of current living dictators, like Alexander Lukashenko, known as Europe’s last dictator, who dresses in sharkskin suits, greatcoats, military uniforms.

Nicolas Maduro, from Venezuela, frequently wears a jacket in the colours of the Venezuelan flag and track pants, imitating his predecessor.