Latin America (students)

To What Extent Has Argentina Overcome Its Military Past?

To What Extent Has Argentina Overcome Its Military Past?

Since the 1980s a new respect for constitution, government, democracy and the rule of law have finally found its place within Argentinian politics.

An Assessment of the Pinochet Regime in Chile

An Assessment of the Pinochet Regime in Chile

Chileans are becoming more politically active and are focusing their anger at the unfair university system and the problems that Pinochet’s free market economic policies have caused.

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

Coups were often effective in the short term, but their weakness lies in their long term effects – most notably via deep bitterness from states involved and blowback

The Political Economy of the Cuban Reforms

The Political Economy of the Cuban Reforms

Cuba, in the midst of the recent detente between Washington and Havana, will likely continue its cautious reforms towards a mixed public-private economic system.

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

This area needs continued research to advise policy makers on how to correct and prevent further deterioration of Guatemala’s security sector.

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru v. Chile exemplifies that legalistic intervention is a peaceful and adequate method for defining borders in modern times.

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

The lack of democracy associated with the decision-making process to drill Block ITT has fuelled a high degree of currently ongoing civil discontent in Ecuador.

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

To play an effective role in peace building, truth commissions must address underlying structural violence and contribute to the success of additional justice mechanisms.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America

Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.

How Have Illicit Drug Trade Networks Undermined Colombia’s Development?

How Have Illicit Drug Trade Networks Undermined Colombia’s Development?

Colombia and international actors must begin tapping into a development policy that recognises the need to bridge political and civil society.

How Have Austerity Measures Undermined Peruvian Women’s Reproductive Rights?

How Have Austerity Measures Undermined Peruvian Women’s Reproductive Rights?

Under the guise of women’s ‘empowerment’ and and ‘rights to ones own body,’ Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori disguised the economic ideology of the regime.

Does the Latin American Left Offer a Post-Neoliberal Alternative?

Does the Latin American Left Offer a Post-Neoliberal Alternative?

The role of the state as the facilitator of capitalist interests has limited the Bolivian government in its ability to initiate a break from neoliberal economics.