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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 08:00

A recent report published by the Deutsche Bank revealed that China is rebalancing their economy, creating potentially devastating effects for Latin America. The report highlights the declining growth of real GDP as China shifts from a production to consumption based economy. The shift will have the largest effect on countries that primarily trade natural resources with China. The...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:00

In Argentina, and elsewhere in Latin America, members of the middle and upper-middle classes tend to be the main spokespersons in public debates around the issue of citizens’ public safety (seguridad). Public discourse about urban violence tends to be dominated by those occupying privileged positions in the social structure – they are the ones who talk most about the issue because,...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 08:00


Neither mockery nor tears but understanding” Benedict de Spinoza


Introduction: Lost and Found in Translation


People and Society

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 08:00

In the spring semester of 2013, the University of Pittsburgh held an interdisciplinary conference entitled “Feminism and the Ruses of Coloniality” at which the Bolivian feminist Julieta Paredes gave a speech entitled “Communal Feminism is Revolutionary Feminism”. This year, Paredes attended the University’s First Symposium of Bolivianists, where she spoke again. Her talk was entitled...

Art and Culture

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 08:00

It should certainly come as no surprise that football (soccer) holds a special place in the hearts of sports fans from across the globe. Particularly in Latin America, the pitch has served as the cathedral, and when mass is in session the pews fill to the brim with the faithful community. There is no sermon, however, only the masterful footwork of the finest...

News and Politics

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:00

Earlier this month, journalist and “Primera Emisión” news anchor Carmen Aristegui was let go from her position at Noticias MVS after exposing alleged Mexican government corruption. Aristegui, named the second most powerful woman in Mexico last year, is the central figure in this scandal, begging questions of silencing opposition in the Mexican media.1 She is known for...



Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 14:00

After more than one year since that unforgettable June 2013, the songs sung by the crowd that walked the streets of São Paulo still echo in my memory. I had already participated in other protests, but it was the first time I joined a demonstration so enormous.

Southern Cone

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 09:00

In a recent article I discussed how the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has fomented mass protests and suspicion throughout Argentina that the government might be complicit in his...

Central America

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 09:00

In Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, the government is in the midst of launching a radical neoliberal economic experiment. Aside from being highly unlikely to reduce poverty or inequality, or spur a kind of development that benefits the poor, such...

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