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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:00

The proliferation of democratic regimes in Latin America at the end of the 20th century shifted the focus Latin American politics scholars to research questions relating to democratic development. The raising of these questions, and especially those related to political behavior, was accompanied by an expanded availability of data. One such area of study that has benefited from data...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:00

Speaking to a crowd in the southern state of Chiapas in February, a region with the largest indigenous population in Mexico, Pope Francis condemned what he called “the systemic and organized way your people have been misunderstood and excluded from society” (Puella and Bernstein, 2016). These misunderstandings and exclusion have created in Mexico a situation in which indigenous communities...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:00

March 3, 2016 marked a sad day for activist of human rights, indigenous peoples’ rights and environmental activists.  Berta Cáceres, a well-known Honduran activist, was killed at home in the early hours of that Thursday morning. Cáceres fought on many fronts,...

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News and Politics

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:00

The growing attention paid to transnationalism that has occurred in the last two decades has enriched scholarly and public understanding of how and why diverse forces connect with each other around the world. It has brought to light the critical ties that exist between and among state and non-state actors on a variety of levels and in a range of geographical, political, and social...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 08:00

Is political decentralization an effective institutional reform to promote citizens´ engagement with democracy? The potential democratizing effect of political decentralization reforms has been a matter of substantial theoretical and empirical debate. Analyses of the causal impact of decentralization reforms have reached very dissimilar conclusions (Eaton and Connerley 2010), and...

Economy

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 09:00

Global oil prices are plummeting and they are falling fast. As a result, Venezuela, which has the world’s largest known crude oil supplies, is left with an economy that is barrelling out of control. On January 22, Venezuela's oil price fell to $21.50 a barrel, compared to over $100 a barrel in 2014 (Yahoo News, 2015). As prices continue to fall, Venezuela’s surplus of oil stocks grow...

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Mexico

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:00

Technology is not only at the heart of modern day society, but it also shapes economies as technologies bring the world closer with information, businesses and health care, for example.  With the...

Southern Cone

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 09:41

Turkey is interested in subscribing free trade agreements (FTA) with Latin American and Caribbean countries with the aim of strengthening trade exchanges. Turkish president, Tayyip Erdogan visited Latin America hoping to boost trade by 2030.  Exchanges between Turkey and Latin...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 09:23

On October 25, 2015 Mauricio Macri, a centre-rightist won the election and replaced Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Mr. Macri’s victory is notable, to say the least, because he stepped into the Casa Rosada presidential palace putting an end to the Kirchner era of 12 years. His first...

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