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Renationalization Under the Kirchners

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 23:15

In the early 2000s, re-nationalizations swept several South American countries, but few paid attention to this policy trend. This article fills the vacuum in the academic literature by showing how ideological and public opinion factors, which were largely ignored in previous works on regulatory governance, can integrate institutional models in explaining the renationalization process that occurred in Argentina between 2005 and 2013.


Government Opportunism in Argentina

Reassessing the Chávez Regime

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 08:00

The Latin American left has experienced a steep decline in its fortunes in recent months.  Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in Venezuela.  The precipitous drop in state oil revenues and the attendant decline in the government’s ability to fund social welfare programs, coupled with triple digit inflation and severe shortages of basic necessities, have led to increasing protests and a recall effort against President Nicolás Maduro.

Latin@s & the US Election

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 20:45

This past week the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies was excited to host a discussion led by its director Scott Morgenstern titled “Latinos & the US Election.”  The presentation explored Latino voting trends, how they are influenced, and - what everybody is wondering about - its potential impact on Tuesday’s election.  The following is a summary of dialogue that ensued.


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