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Social Media: Americas: South America

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Biofuels Prospects in Latin America
Biofuels Prospects in Latin America

Biofuel production could continue to be a viable business opportunity for other countries in Latin America as the worldwide market demand increases. By Vincent A. Dueñas. (10/31/2017)Read More...



Brazil’s Locomotive Breath
Brazil’s Locomotive Breath

The Petrobras scandal is changing the equilibrium of powers in the Latin “China”. By Nicola Bilotta. (01/16/20116)

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Truth Commissions and Transitional Justice: A Case Study of Post-Pinochet Chile
Truth Commissions and Transitional Justice: A Case Study of Post-Pinochet Chile

Essay examines the impacts of truth commissions in post-Pincchet Chile. By Katherine Lee. (10/28/2016)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015
GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015

GRI’s Weekly Outlook: Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold, and Brazilian economy continues to struggle with stagflation. (Read More...



An Overview on the Brazilian Economy
An Overview on the Brazilian Economy

Short overview of the Brazilian economy.  By Patricia Galves Derolle. (07/28/2014)

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Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis
Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis

Paper analyzes Chile's Start-Up Chile (SUC) program, designed to foster entrepreneur development. By David Feige. (06/12/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Metodi Zajkov (Transparency International –

In this look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Metodi Zajkov, Transparency International – Macedonia. (International Aff... Read More...



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A Tale of Two Chávezes
For those who loved and reviled Venezuela's president in equal measure, El Comandante leaves behind two very different legacies. (3/11/2013, Foreign Policy) Read More...


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How to Read Brazil's Stance on Iran
As a holder of a temporary seat, Brazil can either facilitate or complicate consensus on the UN Security Council. Equally important, Brazil will play a role in ensuring that sanctions against Iran, if... Read More...


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The Dragon in the Backyard
Article detailing Latin America's shift in economic relations toward China, Iran and the Global South and away from the United States. (The Economist, 8/13/2009) Read More...


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At 45, FARC is at its Weakest in Decades
Regardless how the FARC continues to operate, it is unlikely to command the attention or instill the fear it did at its peak in 2002, as a formidable army of 20,000. By Nathaniel Foote (Diplomatic Cou... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Lilian Baeza-Mendoza
IA-Forum Interview: Lilian Baeza-Mendoza
IA-Forum speaks with American University's Lilian Baeza-Mendoza about U.S.-Latin America relations. By Daniel McCown (06/25/2009) Read More...


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Diplomacy Underground
In the bloody War of the Pacific in 1879, Chile took away Bolivia’s only access to the sea. Over a century later, demands from Bolivia for the recuperation of this land are louder than ever. Written B... Read More...


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Hugo Chávez and Venezuela: A Leader’s Destiny
A rich and forensic study of the "Bolivarian delirium" that fuels Hugo Chávez's vast ambition. By Enrique Krauze. (Open Democracy, 05/01/2009) Read More...


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Ending Colombia's FARC Conflict: Dealing the Right Card
The Uribe government needs to complement its military approach to defeating the FARC with a political negotiation strategy if it is to end Colombia’s half-century long armed conflict. (Crisis Group, 0... Read More...


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The Chávez Administration at 10 Years
This paper looks at some of the most important economic and social indicators during the 10 years of the Chávez administration in Venezuela. It also looks at the current situation and challenges. By M... Read More...


From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit
From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit
Author looks at Bush, Obama and Latin America from a Peruvian perspective. By Alvaro Henzler (12/20/2008) Read More...


The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008) Read More...


Financial Crisis Impact on South America
Financial Crisis Impact on South America
Author analyzes impact of the financial crisis on South America. By Adam Kott. (10/15/2008) Read More...


Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America
Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America
Author discusses the ripple effect of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin American markets. By Adam Kott. (10/06/2008) Read More...


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Venezuela’s Military in the Hugo Chávez Era
Chávez has used his “petro-dollars” to upgrade his nation’s military, mostly through the purchase of Russian-weaponry, and has implemented a foreign policy that is breathtaking in its sweep and novelt... Read More...


Honduras joins ALBA:   Economic decision or ideological turnaround?
Honduras joins ALBA: Economic decision or ideological turnaround?
Author discusses Honduras' agreement to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, and its ramifications to the country. By Adam Kott. (09/10/2008) Read More...


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Endgame in the Amazon
A remote corner of Amazonian rainforest has become a repository of environmental expectations – and fears, says Vanessa Baird (New Internationalist, 07/01/2008) Read More...


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Colombia: after a miraculous rescue
The release of Ingrid Betancourt is a stunning blow to her captors - and a lesson to her liberators, says Adam Isacson. (Open Democracy, 07/07/2008) Read More...


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Quietly, Brazil eclipses an ally
Article explores the changing power balance in Latin America, and what a robust and confident Brazil under Da Silva means for other regional partners. By Simon Romero and Alexei Barrionuevo (IHT, 7/7/... Read More...


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The Colombian Miracle: Gaining Belated Notice
Author argues that following the daring rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and some other hostages, its time for rest of the world to acknowledge Colombia's imperfect, but no less miraculous turnaround. By F... Read More...


IA-Forum: Prof. Cynthia McClintock
IA-Forum: Prof. Cynthia McClintock
IA-Forum also posed the same set of questions to Prof. Cynthia McClintock, Director of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washing... Read More...


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Healing Bolivia
Author argues that Bolivia stands before two distinct paths: uncontrolled civil violence, political crisis, and institutional collapse, or short-term tension, medium-term accommodation, and long-term ... Read More...


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Ecuador: Overcoming Instability?
The author describes the chronic instability that has plagued Ecuador politically and economically and gives several recommendations to President Rafael Correa on how to stabilize the country. (Inter... Read More...


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Social Turbulence in Peru
The author describes the significant and increasing disparities in wealth between classes in Peru and explains how this poses a threat to President Alan García’s government. By Michael Shifter. (Int... Read More...


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