Latin America

The Venezuelan Paradox

October 9, 2014 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Even while Venezuela currently seeks a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its government continues to repress the rights of its citizens and detain members of the political opposition. Such human rights abuses constitute behavior that should bar Venezuela from a Security Council seat.

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Work Force Development Is Necessary for Reintegrating the FARC in Colombia

August 17, 2014 by Robinson Cook
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Workforce development programs must be included in a larger, comprehensive solution to reintegrate members of the FARC in Colombia.

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Brazil’s Internet Constitution: The Struggle Continues

March 25, 2014 by Tim Ridout
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The contentious debate over Brazil’s “Internet constitution” could offer an important precedent for other countries confronting the tension between territorial legal systems and the borderless Internet.

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Dilemmas of Storytelling: Violence and the Narrative Responsibilities it Creates

March 10, 2014 by Roxanne Krystalli
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Storytellers face a number of dilemmas and shoulder various responsibilities when crafting narratives of violence and conflict.

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The Case for Continued Faith in Emerging Markets

January 22, 2014 by Ali Wyne
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Despite newfound pessimism in some quarters, emerging markets will continue to figure prominently in the global economy.

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Reforming Brazil’s “Violent Democracy”

October 2, 2013 by Jim Shyne
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Brazil’s long-term prospects for true democratic consolidation will depend on a thorough reform of the public security sector and an end to the outsourcing of legitimate police work to vigilante groups.

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