Rio de Janeiro

The (Further) Fracturing of the Latin American Left

The Organization of American States (OAS) voted on June 15th on a resolution to condemn the recent rise in the arrests and harassment of opposition candidates in Nicaragua by the government. The supranational body’s permanent council met and passed, by a vote of 27-3, the resolution, unequivocally condemning the detention of opposition candidates by the […]

Latin America 2021: The New Abnormal (09/12/2020)

“Unprecedented” is without a doubt the most overused word of the past year, employed by observers and leaders alike to describe a series of new challenges and justify scrambling responses. But as the initial shock fades, we must take a sober assessment of what lies before us. If 2020 was a year of unprecedented problems, […]

Chile at the Forefront of Neurorights Protection

In the midst of a global pandemic that has led many of us to rethink the kind of future we are building, Chile has taken a new step that places it at the forefront of global debates on the impact of new technologies. Last October, its Senate presented a bill to protect the human brain […]

No Trade Deal Without Reform

When Amendment 36 was approved in the European Parliament on 6 October with 345 to 295 votes, stating that the “EU-Mercosur agreement cannot be ratified as it stands“, European farmers, NGOs and activists could finally breathe a sigh of relief. The free trade agreement between the European Union and the four Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, […]

Latin America’s populists need to adapt to a return to normalcy

With former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 United States presidential election, world leaders from across each and every continent have heaved a sigh of relief, calling in congratulations to the president-elect with the hopes that the next few years will spare them the late-night Twitter meltdowns, the vague geopolitical threats, and the […]