Post Tagged with: "latin america"

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The microcredit model has tragically failed. Governments now need to establish community-based financial institutions that can promote sustainable pro-poor development.

The Future of the Organization of American States

The Future of the Organization of American States

Given the complexity of regional politics in Latin America, the success of the OAS depends on its ability to become relevant again.

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

Social media have enabled Latin American violent movements to share their stories, whether this be the nobility of their causes or the extravagance of their lifestyles.

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

The Venezuelan opposition has undergone important changes in an institutionalist direction in its composition, discursive emphasis, and strategic direction.

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Placing the NATO-Colombia security cooperation agreement into the context of Latin American geopolitical and geosecurity affairs offers useful insights into its significance.

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

In examining 25 years of Brazil’s foreign policy, Vigevani and Cepaluni skillfully employ lessons from the past to inform the course the state must take to outgrow, outcompete, and eventually overtake the U.S.

Latin America and the Re-Centering of Global Power

Latin America and the Re-Centering of Global Power

Global power is shifting to the apparent benefit of Latin America but how does the region view these shifts and how has this influenced patterns of co-operation?

Latin American Emerging Multinationals Facing the Region’s Social Challenges

Latin American Emerging Multinationals Facing the Region’s Social Challenges

Emerging multinationals in Latin America have a responsibility to be part of the solution to social problems and need to integrate policies to give back to their societies in order to make them more prosperous for all.

Ottawa’s Struggle to Emerge From the Hemispheric Shadow

Ottawa’s Struggle to Emerge From the Hemispheric Shadow

Given the billions of dollars in potential trade and US refocusing on Asia, Ottawa would be well advised to develop a comprehensive doctrine or strategy with regards to its relations with the rest of the Western Hemisphere – especially Latin America.

Defining Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Defining Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation

The Zapatistas are arguably the first localist group that has emerged in Latin America and it is debatable whether the same types of conditions that fomented their appearance and durability can be duplicated in other regional states.

The End of Ideologically-Motivated Violent Movements in Latin America?

The End of Ideologically-Motivated Violent Movements in Latin America?

There is still a certain romanticism associated with leftist ideologies, especially since there are still large economic disparities which are often aggravated by ethnic and racial factors. In a worst-case scenario this might lead to the eventual return of ideologically-motivated violence.

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