Post Tagged with: "Latin america"

Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

August 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM

This is not the first time that the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom Expression or other international organizations expressed their concern for the massive utilization of spying software by states. Although technology evolves quicker than regulation, some principles aiming to protect freedom and dignity from those programs exist.

Media-Government Relations in Latin America: State Capture or State Domination?

Media-Government Relations in Latin America: State Capture or State Domination?

July 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Communication, because of its huge political seduction capacity and its strategic role in the political agenda and the economy, wakes up excessive and perverted passions for the conquest of power. In Latin America, media is the scene of conflict and tensions that affect democracy.

Venezuela: An Electoral Defeat of the Revolution?

Venezuela: An Electoral Defeat of the Revolution?

July 13, 2015 at 2:04 PM

After centuries of external subordination during colonialism and decades of military repression during the 20th century, today, elections are fairly free and transparent in most democracies of Latin America. In Venezuela, however, it takes a hunger strike by an incarcerated leader of the political opposition to pressure Nicolás Maduro to set a date for parliamentary elections.

Nisman’s Death: Kircherism in Chaos

Nisman’s Death: Kircherism in Chaos

April 21, 2015 at 3:43 PM

The death of Nisman affected Argentinian politics in two ways – Firstly, it triggered or at least accelerated political transition in Argentina. Secondly, and it highlighted the change and metamorphosis that Argentinian society was (and is) experiencing.

Obama and Latin America: A Stillborn Rapprochement?

Obama and Latin America: A Stillborn Rapprochement?

April 8, 2015 at 9:14 AM

More than 20 Heads of State will make their way to the beautiful country of Panama and they will discuss the challenges that our region faces. It would be ideal that they go beyond their partisan blinders and ideological entrenchments and actually listen to each other; however that does not seem likely.

Gewehre, everywhere- German weapons in Latin America

Gewehre, everywhere- German weapons in Latin America

February 26, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Reading Latin American newspapers does not make for the most uplifting start of a day. Gang wars, missing or supposedly killed students, or the perpetual battle over market shares by drug cartels dominate the mostly-sensationalist news coverage on the region. Christmas, however, came early on December 17 last year forRead 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.

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

September 11, 2014 at 5:52 AM

What can we expect from the elections in Bolivia and why? On October 12th of this year, the Bolivian electorate will go to the polls to elect the two chambers of Congress and a President and Vice-President; while democratic contents always draw attention it seems clear that incumbent President Evo MoralesRead More

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
Source: offshorenet.com

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead 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