Democracy and Society

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.

Bolivia: The Risks of Co-opting Social Movements

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2016
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The protest in El Alto, Bolivia that left six dead, in which MAS militants attacked city hall using the excuse of a student-parent protest, warrants reflection on the cooptation of social movements by the state.

Pope’s Border Visit Leaves Victims’ Groups Divided on its Impact

Escrito por  |  19 / February / 2016
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By the end of the pope’s visit, activists wondered whether their organizing efforts and messages to the pope were enough to inspire long-lasting justice on the border.