Democracy and Society

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 »

Argentina’s Fast and Furious Return to Neoliberalism Under Macri

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2016
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Macri took office on December 10, 2015 and very quickly went to work on his version of “change.” He took a number of bold steps during his first 100 days in power, steps that in clearly differentiate his administration from those of the last 12 years.