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Ecuador’s constitutional court decriminalizes abortion in cases of rape

On April 28th 2021 Ecuador’s Constitutional Court voted to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape, marking a milestone for women’s reproductive rights in Latin America. However, the deeply divisive nature of the debate means that the complete decriminalization of abortion in the near future remains unlikely. 

Latin America Politics

What a Biden Presidency Means for Latin America

With his position as President-Elect all but guaranteed, it is important that leaders and policymakers grasp the policies and stances Joe Biden is likely to take on a myriad of issues. This is especially true for leaders in the region closest to the United States, Latin America. Drawing on previous statements and actions by Joe Biden, particularly during his time as Vice-President under President Barack Obama, this article will highlight that Biden is likely to pursue a more positive and co-operative agenda with the region compared to President Donald Trump.

North America Politics

USA Latinx Voters in Florida: An increasingly important group

With both presidential candidates visiting South Florida this past week as part of their campaigns, the fight for the narrow state of Florida has become a top priority in the

Central America Politics

China’s strategic influence is growing in the Americas

At a time of reduced US influence, China’s economic and political ventures in Latin America will pay dividends.

Latin America Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Hezbollah and Iran find new strength in Latin America

Is anyone paying attention to Hezbollah and Iran’s presence in Latin America?

Latin America Politics

When rebels go mainstream: FARC’s role in Colombia’s 2018 elections

As a highly controversial part of the peace plan, Colombia’s Congress approved FARC as a political party, granting them 10 seats in Congress. What does this mean for the 2018 elections?

Latin America Politics

Between isolation and alliances – Venezuela’s uncertain future

Nicolas Maduro’s victory in this month’s regional elections has strengthened his leadership position and drastically reduced the opposition’s hope for a victory in the 2018 presidential elections. If he retains his presidency next year, will he be able to count on the support of his Latin American allies?

Latin America Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

Latin America Politics

Lenin’s Ecuador: What lies ahead in Latin America?

Moreno’s success in Ecuador’s presidential elections casts doubt on the country’s economic and political future, with implications for the region as a whole.

Latin America North America Politics

Latin American unification in the Trump Era?

At the 2017 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) annual summit, many Latin American heads of state offered joint condemnation towards a new era of U.S. foreign policy