Uruguay Leads Energy Revolution

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:00

Uruguay has begun to revolutionize the way that the small South American country uses its energy resources, and is demonstrating to the rest of the world their increasing focus on using “green” energy. Since 2008, wind farms have sprung up all over the country, and these wind farms have helped the country to become nearly energy self-sufficient, no longer relying on the oil reserves of neighboring and overseas nations.

Presidential Elections in Uruguay Head to Second Round

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:00

On October 26th, Uruguay held its presidential, vice presidential, and parliamentary elections. The previous president, José “Pepe” Mujica, was not able to run since it is not permissible for a president to serve two consecutive terms. Running in his place was the Broad Front candidate, Tabare Vazquez, who comes from the same political party as Mujica. The Broad Front, or the Frente Amplio as its known in Uruguay, is a center leftist group with many former communists and guerrilla leaders.

La Negociación Colectiva en el Primer Gobierno de Izquierda del Uruguay

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:00

En un artículo que publicamos en la revista Latin American Research Review analizamos los principales cambios realizados a los formatos de negociación colectiva ensayados en Uruguay a partir de 2005, cuando asumió la presidencia Tabaré Vázquez, el candidato del Frente Amplio. Vázquez lideraría el primer gobierno de izquierda en el país.1   

Abortion in Latin America: Definitely Not Pro-Choice, but Certainly Not Pro-Life

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:45

Hundreds of women sit behind bars in El Salvador punished for defying the ban on abortion. Many, such as María Teresa Rivera are pleading they are wrongly jailed for having suffered miscarriages or stillbirths. Three years ago Rivera miscarried and awoke handcuffed to her hospital bed surrounded by seven policemen who proceeded to charge her with murder.1 After an eight-month trial, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated murder.

30 Years of Silence: Torture Allegations in Brazil

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:00

Similar to various other Latin American countries, Brazil suffered through a right-wing military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985.The aim of this dictatorship was to eliminate any and all threats of communist uprising within the country. This is similar to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, but, unlike such countries, Brazil has only now acknowledged the torture and other atrocities committed during the 21-year dictatorship.

As China's Economy Shifts, Will Latin America Be Affected?

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 08:00

A recent report published by the Deutsche Bank revealed that China is rebalancing their economy, creating potentially devastating effects for Latin America. The report highlights the declining growth of real GDP as China shifts from a production to consumption based economy. The shift will have the largest effect on countries that primarily trade natural resources with China. The lessening of dependence on Latin America for metals such as iron ore, copper and crude oil will specifically hurt Chile and Venezuela.


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