SOUTH AMERICA

Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner Seizes Land for His Own Banana Republic

Escrito por  |  22 / January / 2016
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This is the third piece in a series on land rights and food sovereignty in Haiti, featuring critical research and analysis, as well as interviews with grassroots leaders and people affected by land grabs.

Argentina’s Intense First 30 Days under President Macri

Escrito por  |  21 / January / 2016
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The first month of Mauricio Macri’s administration was intense. He made drastic economic changes, he began to form a new government characterized by the presence of men and women from multinational companies, and he emitted a series of decrees rather than calling on congress to pass legislation in an extraordinary session.

Colombia Needs to Take a Gendered Approach to Make Peace Last

Escrito por  |  19 / January / 2016
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While most combatants in Colombia’s conflict have been men, women’s participation in the construction of peace is badly needed for peace to be sustainable. When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325, mandating the full, equal participation of women at peace talks, it was an attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice for integrating a gender perspective into peace processes.

Pablo Escobar’s Legacy, 22 Years After His Death

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2015
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Pablo Escobar Gaviria died 22 years ago, on December 2, 1993. According to his family, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head when he found himself trapped by the police, with no escape route.

The Right Wing Comes to Power in Argentina

Escrito por  |  3 / December / 2015
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By less than 3 points, the candidate of the Cambiemos (Let’s Change) coalition, Mauricio Macri, defeated Daniel Scioli of the Front for Victory and will be the next president of Argentina.

Mining is Bad Business

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2015
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A decade-long mining boom has left a string of complications–environmental liabilities, social polarization and loss of governmental legitimacy. Meanwhile it has not resolved a single underlying problem.

Tight Run-off in Argentina, Two Competing National Projects

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2015
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The electoral results from Sunday, October 25, were a shock. The atmosphere and the polls indicated that the only thing left to know was whether the candidate of the Front for Victory (FPV)—Daniel Scioli—would win in the first round or not.