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Teachers’ protests in Mexico inflict economic damage

Education reform in Mexico has led to a national teachers’ strike that threatens not only the future of Mexican students, but the country’s economy.

Latin America Politics

Why Colombians must support an imperfect peace agreement

Colombia faces a crossroads: to accept or reject the government’s proposal to end the conflict with the FARC.

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?

Latin America Politics

Corruption in Mexico: Outgoing governors in the spotlight

If Mexico’s new anti-corruption legislation is to have substance, President Peña Nieto must effectuate the law, starting with three corrupt governors.

Economics Latin America Power Brokers

Peru’s Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: A new approach for Latin America

Peru’s President Kuczynski is changing politics with a bold approach to reviving economic growth. His rhetoric could reverberate across a divided continent.

Latin America Politics

The Question of Latin America and OECD Membership

Middile-income Latin American countries face different challenges than their Western counterparts. Does OECD membership still make sense for these nations?

Latin America Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nicaragua is using feminism to undermine democracy

President Daniel Ortega’s move to nominate his wife as vice-president has riled the opposition, as government lip service to feminism covers an attempt to create an increasingly autocratic political dynasty.

Latin America Security

FARC deserters put Colombia’s peace process at risk

Colombia faces an immediate danger to peace in the form of demobilising FARC, with the risk of recycling guerrilla fighters into criminal activity looming.

Latin America Security

An olympic challenge in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s economic problems could overshadow its Rio Summer Olympics, thereby increasing its political risk.

Latin America Politics

The fate of the Falklands: an uncertain future

As the implications of Brexit continue to unfold, the tiny island chain known as the Falklands has once itself seen it’s British sovereignty questioned.