Analysis


Digital Sovereignty: Voices from Latin America

Digital sovereignty has become a trending topic in Europe. But what is happening in the rest of the world? Is digital sovereignty solely of interest to major powers, despite citizens of developing and least developed countries being those most negatively impacted by the lack of digital sovereignty? In trying to address these questions, it may […]

The Chilean Pendulum: Perspectives after Chile’s Constitutional Referendum

The triumph of the “reject” vote in the September 4 referendum on the text of Chile’s envisaged new constitution opens up another phase in the globe’s southernmost nation’s apparently endless zig-zag transition to a modern welfare state and a properly contextualized democracy. Zigzagging into the future The plebiscite of 4 September on the new constitution […]

Latin America and the Russo-Ukrainian War

This Latin American Focus Group article was co-authored by Lucía Bosoer, Lucas Chiodi, Gabriel Cohen, Melina Nitschker, and Esteban Scuzarello. The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on the 24th of February has spurred reactions – predominantly condemnation – from around the world. While nominally a conflict involving the two warring parties, the United […]

The AMLO Presidency: Retrospectives and Looks to the Future

The July of 2018 saw Andrés Manuel López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, succeed where he had twice failed before, winning the Mexican presidential election with an outright majority with MORENA, his political movement, and dealing a stunning defeat to Mexico’s traditional parties in the process. López Obrador rode into the Mexican presidency on an […]

Chile’s Big Step Forward

The end of 2021 has seen several shifts in the Latin American political landscape. In November alone, the Peronists took a bruising defeat in the Argentine midterms, and the socialist former first lady of Honduras became the Central American country’s first female president. However, there has been no bigger story than that of the Chilean […]