Opinion


Argentina: Bridging the Gender Gap in Retirement?

Gender disparities exist. To deny that is like supporting the idea that the earth is flat – you can, but it is simply nonsensical to do so. According to the World Economic Forum, on average, women earn $10,000 per year less than men, only hold 26% of Parliament seats and 23% of Ministries worldwide. They […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]