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The region, going the wrong way

By |2018-10-20T18:00:52+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

These are tough times for Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, the region has fluctuated between instability and mobilisation. Corruption, inequality, and authoritarian systems have led to widespread frustration, unmet demands and marked unrest in the civil society running across several countries in the region and, further, calling for a change of direction. Futurology [...]

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Corruption: the last promise of politics

By |2018-10-20T17:56:26+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Corruption is not new in Latin American history. Nevertheless, the great difference lies in that corruption is surfacing from democratic regimes and not hand by hand with dictatorships or kleptocracies. Certainly, this is an issue that can appeal to all citizens alike, connecting the individual to the public, a “direct access” between political practices and individual [...]

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Democracy in Latin America: better than it sounds

By |2018-10-20T17:53:59+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Latin America is living a time of democratic pessimism: the downfall of all resemblance of democracy in Venezuela and Nicaragua, the ascent of a fascistoid candidate in Brazil, the endless carnage unleashed by organized crime in Mexico, the long list of prosecuted former Latin American presidents -either fugitives from justice or imprisoned for corruption charges. According [...]

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Disdain for life

By |2018-10-20T17:47:45+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Public health in Latin America is in ruins. The right to live with dignity has turned into a privilege for thousands of citizens who die due to diseases that could be cared for with basic medical care or proper hospital facilities. Another expression of the highest degree of social unfairness in the region that has become, [...]

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Latin America’s corrupt veins

By |2018-10-20T17:47:18+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Unfortunately, Latin America can offer a whole array of corruption cases, according to the stage of interest. Larva corruption, corruption generating international conflict, national conflicts begotten by corruption, opening a more or less deeper gap in society that can build up to civil confrontation, depending on the country under analysis. However, in all cases, as in [...]

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Corruption is a violation of human rights

By |2018-10-20T17:48:37+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), “corruption is a complex phenomenon that affects human rights in their entirety – civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental –,  as well as the right to development; weakens governance and democratic institutions, promotes impunity, undermines the rule of law and exacerbates inequality”. (in Spanish)  

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