SOUTH AMERICA

Temer’s Dilemma

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2017

Despite some encouraging signs in the economy, Brazil’s president Michel Temer faces an abysmal approval rating as the entire political class—and the president himself- continues to be embroiled in corruption scandals.

Latin America: Trump’s Walls and China’s Bridges

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2017

China’s economic power has impacted Latin America through considerable bilateral trade. Now it has proposed long-term policies the region must discuss.

FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Once out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dreamOnce out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dream.

Partners at Odds

Escrito por  |  25 / February / 2017

The ambiguous relationship between the United States and Brazil is expected to open a new chapter with Donald Trump in the White House.

From Student Movement to Autonomous Education

Escrito por  |  1 / November / 2016

The broad student movement that won Chile’s alamedas – with demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of young people and the occupation of dozens of secondary schools, demanding changes in the education system – has sedimented in the creation of some thirty self-managed education initiatives in working-class territories.

Plan Colombia, Permanent War and the NO Vote

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2016

The Colombian people voted NO to peace. Or to be exact, 50.2% of 37% of the eligible population voted no. In the referendum held Oct. 2, the majority of voters decided to scuttle four years of peace talks dedicated to ending 52 years of bloodshed.

Anatomy of the New Brazilian Right

Escrito por  |  11 / October / 2016

The Free Brazil Movement was one of the groups in charge of convening the massive demonstrations to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The institutional coup they promoted encouraged the movement, made up primarily of youth between 17 and 30 years old, to launch bids for power in the Oct. 2 municipal elections, where they eight of their members were elected to city councils.