South America

Brazilians Protest Over Bolsonaro’s Muddled Coronavirus Response

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has continually downplayed the coronavirus pandemic. He has criticized efforts to contain the virus via quarantines and shutdowns, calling Brazilian governors “irresponsible” in an interview with CNN. He has maintained this stance even after his possible exposure to the virus while visiting the US to […]

COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]

Covid-19: The Pandemic That Threatens The Entire World

The coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has spread with impressive speed. For this reason, since Wednesday, March 11, it was declared a pandemic. The pandemic, which emerged in December in China, has completely changed the life of many people around the entire planet. Some people underestimated the dimension of this […]

Reports Regarding OAS’ Role In 2019 Elections Continue To Surface In Bolivia

On March 11th, five months after the forced resignation of former Bolivian President, Evo Morales, Washington based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) released a condemning report detailing several counts of research misconduct, and misrepresentation of data in investigations carried out by the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Department […]

Women Strike 2020 On International Women’s Day

Every year on International Women’s Day, vast numbers of women around the world march for women’s rights. These strikes have different objectives in every country; in Latin American countries, the strikes were a  protest against sexist violence in all its forms and expressions: sexual, social, cultural, political and economic. To […]

“March is Coming!” – Chilean Students Lead Resurgence In Protests Against Structural Inequality

Last month, the message “March is coming!” began appearing among Chile’s teeming political graffiti. On Monday 2nd of March, Chilean high-school students made good of the writing on the wall, taking to the streets in a mass organization of country-wide marches, sit-ins, walkouts and actions. This resurgence of student activism […]

The Dangers Of Coronavirus Profiteering

SARS-CoV-2, or the coronavirus, has been spreading rapidly across the globe in recent weeks. It has dominated media coverage since it appeared right after the new year. On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities were treating dozens of pneumonia cases with unknown causes. On January 11th, China reported its first death […]

Protests Engulf Guyana Following Disputed Election

Last Monday’s disputed general election has set off protests across Guyana as opposition supporters forced road closures, shuttered businesses and clashed with police. Reuters reported that a teenager had been shot by police, and that law enforcement officials had surrounded the offices of the country’s elections commission, GECOM. The ballot […]