Democracy and Society

Guatemala’s Chief Human Rights Prosecutor Arrested on Trumped-Up Charges

Escrito por  |  23 / September / 2016
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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Attorney General Thelma Aldana arrived in Washington to convince aid and lending agencies of Guatemala’s commitment to rule of law just a day after their government arrested its most prominent human rights prosecutor.

Rio 2016: the Irresistible Militarization of Sports

Escrito por  |  23 / August / 2016
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Rio de Janeiro is militarized for the Olympic Games, with more than 80,000 soldiers and police officers patrolling the streets. But in the games themselves, a much less visible process is taking place: a significant portion of participating athletes come from the military.

Both Parties are Playing the Mexico Card

Escrito por  |  11 / August / 2016
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From immigration to the drug war, there’s a lot that needs fixing in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But border walls, hate speech, and deportations won’t do it.

How Brexit Affects Latin America

Escrito por  |  8 / July / 2016
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Almost as soon as the results of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union came out, Latin America felt the impact. Following the Brexit referendum, the Brazilian stock market plummeted, the Argentine peso dropped, Mexican officials slashed the budget and Falkland Islanders began to worry.

Brazil’s Crisis and the New Right

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016
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The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT’s serious mistakes after abandoning the streets.

Puerto Rico: Who Really Owes Whom?

Escrito por  |  18 / June / 2016
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Touted as a bipartisan compromise to the Puerto Rico debt crisis, a bill advancing in the U.S. Congress proposes establishing  Continue Reading »

Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Historic Run for Juarez Mayor

Escrito por  |  14 / April / 2016
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Antonia “Toñita” Hinojos Hernandez’s name won’t be appearing on the June ballot for mayor of the northern Mexican border city  Continue Reading »