Chile’s elite: close, but so far away

The Chilean constituent process has attracted interest for various reasons such as gender parity or the seats reserved for indigenous peoples. However, it has not taken into account the relationship between the elite and the rest of society.

Peru: an electoral class struggle?

In the midst of the sharpest political confrontation of the last decades, Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo are on the way to define on Sunday, June 6, who will preside the country as of July 28, the date on which the bicentennial of national independence will be commemorated.

Is there a South American migration governance?

The emigration of 5.6 million Venezuelans since 2015 means that South America is suffering the largest forced displacement in the region’s history. On March 1, 2021, the Colombian government issued a decree to regularize more than one million Venezuelans residing irregularly in the country.

Peru: presidents vs parliamentarians

In few countries in the region does governance depend as much on parliamentary activity as it does in Peru. Both because of its constitutional design and the accentuated political fragmentation of the country, the Congress has been the epicenter of the different political crises that the nation has experienced in its recent history.

Economy

AMLO, between love and hate

“It may seem pretentious or exaggerated, but today not only begins a new government, today begins a change of political regime”. This phrase of the Mexican president, halfway between a promise and a proclamation, bears the trademark of a style of doing, thinking and feeling politics.

Oil is no longer trendy

Co-author Daniela Carrión
The fashion industry is one of the most lucrative worldwide. It has a value similar to the GDP of France and employs more than 300 million people. However, it is the second most polluting industry in the world.

Society

Why is vaccination alone not the solution?

Successful management of a social and health crisis necessarily depends on the communication capacity of governments and the production and dissemination of information aimed at clarifying and guiding the behavior of the population. It requires objectivity and accurate transmission of information.

Environmental defense sprouts from the bottom

Co-author Leonardo E. Stanley
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, average temperatures have gradually increased. However, in the last five decades the increase has accelerated and has placed humanity on the edge of ecological security.

Politics

Lula, Bolsonaro, the third and fourth ways

The most radical wing of the Armed Forces is unlikely to withdraw from politics, as their constitutional duties would recommend. Although they are entrenched in the structures of government, a move to detach themselves from Bolsonaro’s eroded image could be the way for them to return to the presidency, without a clumsy middleman.

Cuba: Castrism without the Castros

Raúl Castro resigned from his post on the first day of the VIII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). And although there was speculation about the possibility of a change of course in the island’s policy, it has become clear that Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl’s successor, will be in charge of guaranteeing continuity.

Covid-19 vaccines: for the people or for speculation?

Nine out of ten people in developing countries will not receive the Covid-19 vaccine by 2021. This finding is the reason why multiple sectors have been demanding the temporary release of intellectual property rights for vaccines to immunize the world’s population.