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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.

UNASUR and the Eurozone Crisis

UNASUR and the Eurozone Crisis

Regionalism in Europe is driven by economic efficiency and capital accumulation. In contrast, issues in the Americas, south of the Rio Grande, remain the old problems of dependency, barriers to development, and effective sovereignty.

The Lightning Impeachment of Paraguay’s President Lugo

The Lightning Impeachment of Paraguay’s President Lugo

The decision by the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies to impeach President Fernando Lugo revealed the major fault lines of Paraguay’s transition to democracy. It was a political crisis waiting to happen.

An Election Short on Hope:  Mexico 2012

An Election Short on Hope: Mexico 2012

Mexico’s recent Presidential election returned the PRI back to power twelve years after the party was ousted. Numerous problems continue to plague the country. This election won’t change that.

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Three trends are likely to characterise the global projection of Latin America in 2012: the rise of Brazil; the mushrooming of projects supposedly aimed at promoting Latin American unity; and summitry with the US, the EU, and China.

21st Century Threats: Non State Actors, Participatory Democracy and Social Rights

21st Century Threats: Non State Actors, Participatory Democracy and Social Rights

The Americas are menaced by the emergence of a reactionary bloc of states & the rise of non-state actors that threaten to plunge the region into chaos.

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

On June 10th President Hugo Chavez went under the knife in Havana to remove what Venezuelan officials called a pelvic abscess. Since that date, Chavez has been out of the public eye. For a loquacious president fond of giving seven hour speeches to a bleary-eyed audience, this is an extraordinary amount of time to maintain silence, leading to rampant speculative fervour within Venezuela, and internationally.

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