Vaccination calms the storm in Ecuador

For the government, vaccination has become a wall that has been containing the demands of the different social sectors. But the lack of answers to their demands could lead the country to a new social explosion.

Left and post-left in Latin America

During the Peruvian campaign, a difference was generated between the two leftist parties: Veronika Mendoza’s Juntos por el Perú and Castillo’s Perú Libre, around gender, sexual and reproductive health issues that opened a gap between what one congresswoman called a “popular” left and a “progressive” left.

The narrow cornices of Pedro Castillo

O presidente eleito do Peru, Pedro Castillo, parece ter superado os muitos obstáculos colocados no seu caminho por Keiko Fujimori. Entretanto, ele deve se preparar para uma fase muito mais dura, quando várias frentes se abrem para ele em um contexto social onde as demandas por soluções se multiplicam.

Economy

The reality of wages in Venezuela

Most formal jobs in Venezuela are anchored to a scale that depends on the minimum wage. The value of the minimum wage is clearly an anomaly: $2.4. It is so, so low that it is enough for less than 1% of the basic food basket.

Pathways for Haiti’s development

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.

Economy, Pandemic and Crisis

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.

Society

The remnant of Shining Path in Peru

A dos semanas de la segunda vuelta electoral, un ataque de remanentes del grupo armado maoísta Sendero Luminoso, dejó al menos catorce muertos. El ataque se produjo en El Vraem, principal zona productora de hojas de coca, con una nutrida presencia del narcotráfico.

An environmental agenda for Peru

Co-author Deborah Delgado
After more than two decades of intensification of extractive activities in Peru, the affected rural areas show no improvement or increase in services, but rather a growing distrust of the centralist state.

Politics

Fujimorism strains democracy once again

The arbitration of national bodies and international observers have declared that the Peruvian elections have been unobjectionable, clean and transparent. But Keiko Fujimori’s party, which has been losing the election, has developed a legal strategy under the thesis of massive fraud.

Ortega and Murillo’s Two-Level Game

Nicaragua’s government – controlled by President Ortega, his wife Murillo and the Sandinista National Liberation Front – is using new laws to arrest political rivals and harass independent media ahead of elections scheduled for November.

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