Articles by: Gabriel Funari

The Cholera and the Rubble: Five Years On From the Haitian Earthquake

The Cholera and the Rubble: Five Years On From the Haitian Earthquake

March 3, 2015 at 5:10 AM

The interminable devastation of the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation is a testament to the incompetency of international governance   200,000 lives lost in 30 seconds. 1.5 million people left without a home. The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 lasted half a minute but the devastation left behindRead More

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

December 13, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Health diplomacy is an integral part of Cuba’s foreign policy. Sending medical staff to understaffed and neglected health systems not only enhances the country’s reputation; it is also the source of the island’s economic survival.

Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent

Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent

October 13, 2014 at 3:55 AM

  Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent And Live to Tell the Story, Starring Dilma Rousseff and the Brazilian Political Establishment  More often than not, events in Brazil resemble the massively popular soap operas that dominate the country. This propensity for drama inevitably influences its politics as well,Read More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

Source: Free Enterprise

Is the WTO irrelevant now ? : TISA negotiations

August 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM

The First Rule of TISA is: You Don’t Talk About TISA How secret trade agreements threaten to derail financial markets and reverse democratic policies around the globe. On June 19, 2014 Wikileaks published a secret draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex on its website. ReceivingRead More

Following in Mujica’s Footsteps

Following in Mujica’s Footsteps

June 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Why Uruguay is leading the way in human rights initiatives across the globe   Like most Latin American countries, Uruguay endured a brutal and relentless military dictatorship during the Cold War. From 1973-1985, the ruling generals turned the country into a prison state, as Uruguay became the world’s leader inRead More

Protests in Brazil. An ugly side to Joga bonito.

Brazil and the World Cup: Beyond the Dreams of Victory

May 25, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Even amidst the resentment surrounding the World Cup, Brazilians still dream that when the final whistle blows in the final on July 12, it will be Neymar and his teammates hoisting the trophy.