Trump burns the last ships in Cuba

Just when it was thought that there would be no more surprises, the still-president of the United States has struck a blow that will compromise Joe Biden’s foreign policy. The outgoing administration has declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism.

The eternal chimera of Latin American integration

Co-author Melany Barragán
Despite the advance of globalization, the proliferation of international organizations or the development of integration experiences such as the European Union, Latin America still does not find the keys to articulate a successful community process.

Against Trump we lived better

In the face of the satisfaction of the end of the nightmare, a certain nostalgia is detected for the well installed strategy of confrontation in the face of what was labeled as the formation of a dictatorship in the heart of the oldest of democracies. We asked ourselves what we would do when we woke up?

Roraima: Growth Sustained by U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela

Trade on the border between Pacaraima and Santa Elena de Uairén has never been more intense. In 2020, for the first time, two Brazilian states had their main export destination in a single neighboring country and the state of Roraima, which was Brazil’s smallest exporter, multiplied its foreign sales by more than ten times in two years.

Economy

Latin America’s uncertainty in the world economy

The year 2020 ends with a notable contraction in the world economy, with unprecedented figures and for some countries the greatest decrease in gross domestic product since measurements were taken. In Latin America, according to ECLAC, in 2020 the worst economic, social and productive crisis that the region has experienced since the beginning of the 20th century took place.

Is it possible to de-dollarize the Ecuadorian economy?

On January 9, 2000, the Ecuadorian government announced the adoption of the US dollar as legal tender, after a deep economic, financial and social crisis. The decision was unilateral, desperate and lacking in political and economic coordination. Could Ecuador de-dollarize its economy?

Society

The long web of conspiracy

There are people who believe that the coronavirus is an instrument of world domination created by the enemies of their country. They are the same ones who think that when their candidates do not win there was fraud. These are the people who support Trump in his attempted coup.

Colombia 2020: a future that is past

2020 has been the year of the return to the past. It leaves us with the lesson of how vulnerable we humans are on Earth and the evidence that the planet does not need humanity to exist, but that it is necessary for the life of humanity.

Brazil: setbacks, death and precariousness

In 2020 Brazil regressed. And the policy of death and precarization was exposed. Almost 200,000 lives were lost because of the Covid-19, the chief executive refused to assume his responsibility and the government opted for inaction and spread mistrust about health recommendations such as the use of masks.

Politics

Latin American Lessons for US Democracy after 6-J

Co-author Peter Siavelis
The events in the US of January 6, 2021 have, once and for all, ended the idea that the US is exceptional and that some of the initial comparisons of Trump to Latin America’s worst populist and semi-authoritarian presidents seem valid.

Central America and The New U.S. Administration

The countries of the North Central American triangle and Nicaragua, which represent a different problem for Washington, concentrate the greatest violence, poverty, lack of justice and low development indicators in the region. The causes of almost all the problems are the high level of institutional corruption and the absence of justice and compliance with the law.