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Trump pushes Latin America into the arms of the EU

Over the last two years, the global economy has witnessed seismic shifts in its natural order. Since 2016, the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald Trump in the US, Emmanuel Macron’s rise to power in...

The end of ‘pacification’: What next for Rio de Janeiro’s favelas?

On 26 April, Rio de Janeiro’s Federal Intervention Committee decided to close half of the state’s 38 Police Pacification Units (UPPs). Rio's UPPs were a key element of ‘pacification’, a public security policy targeting favelas...
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Does the decline of local journalism threaten British Democracy?

In the United Kingdom local journalism is in trouble. Since 2005 more than 200 local papers have closed and the number of regional journalists has halved to around 6,500 as of February 2018.  This...

Can the Iraq election help break the cycle of violence?

A common Iraqi saying goes: ‘the bad is behind us and the worst is yet to come.’ This adage has developed from the cyclical violence which has torn the country apart both before and...
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Understanding the democratic crisis in Mexico

Democracy in Mexico is facing a critical situation. The country is immersed in a deep social malaise amid a complex electoral process where weak political parties and a large number of candidates distributed across...

Bangladesh civil service quota causes student protests

Thousands of protesters have taken to Shahbagh Chattar in Dhaka, Bangladesh since April 7. Student protesters in the Chattar (square), right at the heart of the city, have demanded the reformation of the quota...
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Bolivia: Relatives rejoice as ex-president found guilty of civilian massacres

There is an Aymara proverb which artfully invokes the idea that returning to the past can trace a path into the future: 'Qhiparu nayraru uñtas sartañani' - 'Looking back, we will move forward'. Over 15...

The Irish border continues to cloud Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union have been fraught by disagreement. However, negotiators publicly agree that a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should be avoided....

Trump versus California: The great marijuana debate

Ronald Reagan’s quip that “the best view of Big Government is in the rear-view mirror as you’re driving away from it,” is a testament to the Republican Party’s sceptical view of the federal government....
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Mexico’s disappeared: Civil society movements fill the void

On 12 March, Mexico's Federal Police announced that they had arrested a man known as 'La Rana' ('The Frog') in connection with the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, a province of Guerrero state, on the...

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Turmoil in Nicaragua: How Ortega is contributing to his own downfall

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Managua and other cities throughout Nicaragua on 18 April 2018 to protest against President Daniel Ortega’s (2007-present) proposed social...

Peace in El Pacifico? Colombia’s Chocó region has its own agenda

On 17 June, Colombia votes in the second round of its presidential election: the first since an historic peace agreement was signed in 2016...
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Salah meets Kadyrov: why are Egypt in Chechnya?

Kim Jong Un wasn't the only iron-fisted ruler to be granted an unlikely photo opportunity this week. On Monday the world awoke to Egypt's...