It must be recognized that pandemics, such as natural disasters or armed conflicts, have had an impact on the frameworks of international cooperation, creating new ones, encouraging their adaptation or questioning their existence.
It is never too late for critical Latin American intellectuals to recognize the authoritarianism of the Venezuelan government. There are already enough reasons for “progressive” academics to publicly assume the “closure” of the regime.
The images of war, the warlike language and the aggravation of the confrontation serve Uribism to strengthen the idea that the State is not facing a social protest but a “terrorist” threat. It is the way to keep the country in a state of war, even though it is over.
Almost three years after López Obrador’s triumph, the June 6 elections are seen as a catalyst for the electoral hegemony of his party and with it, the continuity of the so-called fourth transformation of Mexican politics. Transformation that more than a government program has been used as a campaign slogan.
Co-author Robson Dias da Silva
The first Latin American country to become a republic, Haiti is one of the poorest in the world. Nearly two-thirds of its population survives on subsistence agriculture geared to the domestic market.
In his first speech after regaining his political rights, the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva asked himself: “Where is our dear Zé Gotinha? He is a very symbolic character in Brazil since the 80’s during the vaccination campaigns for children and adults.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the developing region most affected by the pandemic. It represents 8.4% of the world’s population, yet accounts for 30% of deaths due to IDVOC-19 and suffers its worst GDP contraction, with a 7.7% drop in 2020.
The IMF estimates a contraction of the world product in 2020 of 3.3% and Latin America is the most affected region. The reduction of the Latin American economy was 7% but with a great inequality between countries and regions.
Three million businesses have closed during the pandemic, affecting both formal and informal employment. With the recovery of activity, some 7.5 million people are expected to join the huge pool of Latin Americans working without social security.
“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.
Access to comprehensive health services, especially prenatal check-ups, is essential to reduce the rate of fetal deaths. It is estimated that at least four out of every ten deaths that occur during childbirth could be avoided with the assistance of a professional and the required care.
The recent operation in the favela of Jacarezinho, in Rio de Janeiro, is an emblematic example of the brutality of the security forces. It is through the “war on drugs” that the state continues to delimit which is the “cheapest meat on the market”.
The suicide of Venezuelan writer Willy Mckey, after having admitted the rape of a minor who had denounced him on social networks, has raised a discussion that has been pending in the country for too long.
For the new administration everything will depend on three factors: the capacity of the Executive to include popularly supported and transversal measures, the cohesion of the benches in the Assembly under a governance logic, and social conflict.
Fear is one of the main feelings that overwhelms people. The history of mankind cannot be understood without its presence, since it articulates human coexistence, from the simplest to the most complex social forms, from the tribe to the state.
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.