Brazil

Petrobras and the Brazilian Presidential Election

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:00

These past couple of months have been tumultuous for the presidential candidates in Brazil. First, there was the sudden death of Eduardo Campos, the presidential candidate representing the Brazilian Socialist Party. This was followed by the meteoric rise of Marina Silva, a socialist candidate from the rural state of Acre, who has proven to be a worthy candidate against the reigning president, Dilma Rousseff.

El Fenómeno de los Liderazgos Anti-políticos en Brasil

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 08:00

Entendemos como anti-política todo relato ideológico y herramienta interpretativa que apunta a argumentar por una parte la prescindibilidad de estructuras tales como los partidos políticos, parlamento e instancias de la vida política como las elecciones y las campañas electorales y, por otra, la centralidad de la racionalidad técnica en detrimento de la racionalidad política, tanto desde el punto de vista simbólico como también desde las prácticas de gestión pública.1

Indigenous Rights in the Global Spotlight

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:45

On September 22nd and 23rd, the United Nations held its first annual International Conference on Indigenous Villages. Indigenous representatives from around the world gathered in New York City to discuss indigenous rights in order to bring equality to a group of people that have been oppressed and discriminated against since colonization. The indigenous population of the world totals 370 million people, which constitutes 5% of the total world population and they represent about one third of people living in poverty.1

Who will Become President of Brazil? Panoramas Roundtable Discussion Searched For an Answer

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:30

The second Panoramas Roundtable discussion of the 2014-2015 school year took place on October 2, with contributors Ana Lúcia Gomes, Bruno Hoepers and Barry Ames. The topic of discussion was the upcoming presidential election’s top three candidates: incumbent Dilma Rousseff, Marina Silva of the socialist party, and Aecio Neves. All three panelists discussed the political landscape of Brazil setting up a structural frame of reference, before moving on to prior corruption scandals and the potential influence of the new middle class.

Christopher Columbus: A Controversy 500 Years Later

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:00

October 13th is nationally recognized as Columbus day, marking the day Christopher Columbus discovered the new world in 1492. This encounter, as students learn as early as elementary school, changed the course of American and Latin American history. This year, many cities across the US have protested this holiday demanding that instead of lauding Columbus, we use this day to recognize the indigenous people whose land Columbus allegedly invaded.

Argentina Launches First Satellite; The Advancement of Technology in Latin America

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 08:00

On October 16, 2014, Argentina launched its first geostationary satellite, which will allow Argentines, Chileans, Paraguayans, Uruguayans, and citizens of the Malvinas Islands to enjoy full satellite coverage. The satellite will be used primarily for data transmission as well as telephone and television services. The satellite was constructed out of entirely Argentine parts and has been named ARSAT-1.1 A week later, on October 24, the ARSAT-1 reached its destination and is now in its permanent orbital location.

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