Brazil’s current president, Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who served as a backbench, ‘low clergy’ congressman for almost three decades, was the surprise victor…View More Political Dynasties: An Endless Game of Thrones
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While the world is consumed with Brexit, Trump’s scandals, and numerous Twitter wars, the political turmoil in Venezuela remains a cogent yet underrepresented issue. Politicians…View More Who is Juan Guaidó?
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Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
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By the end of the twentieth century, the progress of democracy seemed almost inevitable. Waves of democratic expansion had taken place after World War II,…View More Democracy under Threat? : Bolivia as a Latin American Case Study
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The 30th of November marked the one-year anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and…View More A Year of Peace: Has the Situation in Colombia Improved?
Brazil, a country mired in political and economic turmoil, has an uncertain future. Michel Temer, formerly the vice president, is the current president. He ascended…View More Brazil: A Democracy in Crisis?
The crisis in Venezuela is one that has been building for a while and has now come to a head. The rising conflict is between…View More Is History Doomed to Repeat Itself in Venezuela?