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The agonizing field of politics in Mexico

What remains as a lesson from the historical battles is that social movements, armed conflicts and ideological struggles can have crucial repercussions, transforming or violating the political field.

Integral tourism safety: a tangible need

Tourists no longer only seek destinations for their attractiveness, but also for their personal safety. Therefore, it is essential that governments implement effective measures to promote visitor confidence.

The Panama-David train: the resurrection of a story of geopolitics and global capitalism

The country faces a crucial decision: continue with its service-based development model based in cities like Panama and Colon, or diversify and strengthen sectors historically neglected.

Brazil: an environmental disaster foretold

Southern Brazil is underwater. What was exceptional is now part of the new normal. Adaptation, climate emergency plans and the valuation of ecosystems must be incorporated into policy. It is about the world we will leave to our sons and daughters.

Climate change

Agri-food Trade: Latin America at the Crossroads of Climate Change

We must consider how to carry out the transition without harming subsistence economies or the income derived from the export of extensive agricultural production.

Spring Meetings: frustrations in four seasons

Despite recognizing the climate concern, the IMF and the World Bank continue to prioritize immediate needs instead of considering the imbalances generated by the oil model in the medium and long term.

Panama Canal suffers from environmental crisis

The lack of water for the normal operation of the Panama Canal, as well as the losses due to the reduction in the crossing of ships has the country on alert. However, the link between environmental deterioration and the economy has been on the national agenda since the 1970s.

Democracy challenges

Super Election Year: Migration, Freedom and Democracy

Migration has become a central part of the campaign discourse across the political spectrum. In this scenario, narratives that stigmatize migrants and refugees and promote xenophobic actions, are increasingly frequent.

Open Government in Mexico: a curable myopia?

Open Government, as the form of governance that seeks to deepen the role of citizens participating in public decision-making is known, is an alternative to the chronic threat to democracies.

Militarism, militarization and civilians 

Democratic erosion is not limited to the emergence of populist leaders, declining voter turnout and support for authoritarian figures. In several Latin American countries, the growing influence of the military over civilian power is increasingly observed.

The impact of AI on democratic politics:...

There are many challenges in integrating artificial intelligence into institutional processes and political engineering, and there is no consensus on its advantages. This double reading will condition innovations and fuel demands for external regulation.


The strange case of the 9,000 missing dead in Cuba

At the beginning of 2022, the percentage of fully immunized Cubans reached more than 90%. How can we explain that in 2022 there was an excess of between 9,000 and 12,000 deaths?

Fraud is not usual, but conspiracy theories are

Coauthors Luciana Fernandes Veiga and Vitória Peres Questioning the fairness of the process is legitimate. However, what has been observed is the use of this discourse as a political strategy to delegitimize the electoral result.

Digital gangsters

Hate speech generates engagement, a phenomenon that can be measured by the interaction of network users, and produces information that increases the big data of huge platforms.

Consequences of Disinformation in Society

Disinformation is a central issue for people, and can even have implications for physical health.

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Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá) and PhD candidate in Law at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Specializing in migration movements, gender studies and Venezuelan politics.
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Political scientist and economist. PhD from the University of Toronto. Senior Editor at Global Brief Magazine. Social Research Design Specialist at RIWI Corp. (Real-Time Interactive World-Wide Intelligence).
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Political scientist. Professor and researcher at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). PhD in Political Science from IUPERJ (current IESP / UERJ). Researcher at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) - Núcleo Europa.
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Associate Researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society - CEDES (Buenos Aires). Author of "Latin America Global Insertion, Energy Transition, and Sustainable Development", Cambridge University Press, 2020.
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Science and policy advisor at IAI (Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research) and member of the International Council of the Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health.