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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 08:00

Richard J. Kilroy, a professor of regional and analytical studies at the National Defense University, Abelardo Rodríguez Sumano, a professor of international studies and international security at the University of Guadalajara, and Todd S. Hataley, an adjunct professor at the Royal Military College of Canada and research fellow at the Centre for International and Defense Policy at...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:00

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh hosted the Mexican Consulate, Saturday, June 27th to conduct one-day consular services for local residents.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:00

The capital of Colombia made headways in transportation in 2000 when they launched their Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, “TransMilenio.” The first rapid transit system of its kind implemented in the country succeeded in unifying thousands of independently operating bus companies under one system. Since it was opened to the public it has grown to include 12 lines serving 144 stations...



Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:00

As a political and social disease, public corruption costs governments and businesses around the world trillions of dollars every year. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective provides a better understanding of public corruption and governments’ anti-corruption practices. It outlines a general framework of anti-corruption strategies that...

Law and Policy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 08:00

In 2013, I authored what turned out to be the most read paper in the Journal of Politics in Latin America. It was a case study of the overlaps between the Water Regulatory Commission (CRA) and the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Regulatory issues are not the sexiest of topics in Latin American politics...

News and Politics

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 08:00

If Bill Clinton had been president of a Latin American country, then it would be statistically probable that Hillary Clinton––a Yale educated lawyer, former U.S. Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of State––would have been elected president by now. Some may think this a bold supposition, but it is a supposition rich in historical precedent.



Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 13:00

The crowd of students and professors filled a street in Old San Juan, chanting, “¡Somos estudiantes, no somos criminales!”[1] Puerto Rican police officers and a SWAT team made a barrier between the angry, yet peaceful crowd and the rest of the street leading to la Fortaleza, the governor’s...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 08:18

If you walk down the Calle 1 in Havana, Cuba, you will come across a wrought-iron gate fixed with the Star of David in the center. Beyond the gates is a geometric 1950s-era building whose front doors are marked with gold menorahs. Since 1953, the Synagogue Bet Shalom (also known as El...


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.

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