Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

The 2016 transition into peace in Colombia

The 2016 transition into peace in Colombia

Jul 20, 2017

This article first appeared on openDemocracy FRANCESC BADIA I DALMASES 19 July 2017 2016 will probably be considered a lesson for the history of peace negotiations. We edited in an eBook a selection of the most relevant articles about the post-conflict that we published last year. Read here the conclusions. Español Graffiti in Nasa, Colombia. Demotix/Joana...

Mexico Spyware Scandal a Gift for Organized Crime

Mexico Spyware Scandal a Gift for Organized Crime

Jul 20, 2017

Originally published on InsightCrime Written by Patrick Corcoran Recent revelations about the government of Mexico‘s widespread use of spyware to monitor adversaries in the press and the human rights community represent a gift for organized crime. The New York Times first reported in June that Mexican journalists, lawyers, human-rights activists and their...

Brazil’s Shipyards – Victims of a Failed Reindustrialisation Process

Brazil’s Shipyards – Victims of a Failed Reindustrialisation Process

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mario Osava   RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 18 2017 (IPS) – “I have lived through three good periods and two bad ones,” prior to the present crisis in the Brazilian shipping industry, said Edson Rocha, a direct witness since the 1970s of the ups and downs of a sector where nationalist feelings run...

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

Jul 17, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fabiana Perera WASHINGTON, DC – The image of Wuilly Arteaga crying after Venezuelan security forces destroyed his violin has been seen by millions of people around the world. The 23-year-old Arteaga had joined in the protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government by playing...

Why is neoliberalism back in Latin America?

Why is neoliberalism back in Latin America?

Jul 15, 2017

Even though it is a taboo word to many, neoliberalism is not good or bad in itself. Rather, it is a means to an end. The state is purposefully reduced in its scope of action to a minimum – by way of policies associated with fiscal austerity, financial deregulation, free trade and the privatisation of public…...

Another former Peruvian president is sent to jail, this time as part of growing corruption scandal

Another former Peruvian president is sent to jail, this time as part of growing corruption scandal

Jul 15, 2017

LIMA, Peru — Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife were in jail Friday after a judge ordered the couple detained for up to 18 months while prosecutors pursue money laundering and other charges against them. Their detention means that two former Peruvian presidents are currently incarcerated — Alberto Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence…...

Brazilian Corruption Steals from Nation’s Poorest

Brazilian Corruption Steals from Nation’s Poorest

Jul 15, 2017

Originally published on COHA By Madeline Asta, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Brazil is currently facing its worst recession in decades while corruption allegations consume the nation’s attention, moving vital resources away from the country’s most vulnerable. Economic uncertainty and the wave of corruption exposures are causing...

Argentina Plans Billions of Dollars in Railway Projects

Argentina Plans Billions of Dollars in Railway Projects

Jul 13, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Deaniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) – Development in Argentina in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century was closely tied to that of the railway. The eighth largest country in the world, Argentina’s economy grew through exporting agricultural and...

Death or Democracy in Venezuela

Death or Democracy in Venezuela

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Enrique Ter Horst CARACAS – Venezuela’s democratic institutions are in ruins, its coffers are empty, and its citizens are searching for food in garbage dumps. Its people are dying from starvation, from preventable and curable diseases (at much higher rates than the Latin American average), and from violence – including, in...

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Jun 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Fabiana Frayssinet This article forms part of special IPS coverage for the World Day to Combat Desertification, celebrated June 17. BUENOS AIRES, Jun 17 2017 (IPS) – In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its fresh water...

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