Tag Archive | Latin America

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The Futures of US Foreign Policy in Latin America

How a new administration in Washington could spell change for Latin America, and why it probably won’t. Image by author: Children play in the sprawling refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico, on the border with Brownsville, Texas. To say that COVID-19 has become the defining issue of the 2020 US presidential election, and elections around the […]

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Posted in Latin America, US, World

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The Economics of Crime and Violence During Coronavirus

Stores, restaurants and other businesses are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Drug Gangs in Latin America are no exception. With many sources of revenue cut off, narco traffickers are forced to adapt in order to survive. Drug markets from Mexico to Honduras are changing and, along with them, so is the structure […]

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Posted in Drugs, Latin America, World

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Colombia’s Rebel Reintegration Quagmire

Colombia has endured more than five decades of civil discord. Peace negotiations between FARC representatives and the Colombian State have, though, been ongoing since 2012 as the country attempts to realise a future of security and peace. Yet it is the massive human toll that is perhaps the most potent issue to arise from this […]

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Posted in Conflict, Drugs, Security Issues, World

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Reassessing the Impact of State Terrorism

Mass media and politicians often describe terrorism as one of the greatest security threats to international society. These bold claims have contributed towards an unquestioned belief that terrorism has become a grave threat to our everyday lives. The sporadic and murderous nature of terrorism has been a powerful influence on public threat perception. However, the […]

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Posted in Conflict, Europe, Latin America, Security Issues, Terrorism, US, World

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From Havana, With Love

“Hello, happy holidays!” In mid-March? Strolling down the cobble stone streets that skirt the Plaza of the Cathedral and the Plaza de Armas, this phrase is ubiquitous. As any visitor of Old Havana can attest, Cubans often hurl this at passing tourists irrespective of the season. To U.S. citizens, the moment may falsely present itself […]

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Posted in Latin America, US

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CUBA: Someone Must Spoil the Party.

Since D17 (17th December 2014), when President Obama announced sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, news about the country has been exciting. Headlines such as ‘Obama making history’, ‘Diplomatic Relations Restored’, ‘Cuba off the Terrorist List’,‘Cuba Reopen D.C. Embassy’, ‘The American Flag being raised outside the U.S. Embassy in Havana’ and ‘American businesses preparing to […]

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Posted in Economics, Global Economy, Latin America, US, World


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