Rio de Janeiro

Latin American Cooperation Beyond High Politics

The countries of Latin America must set aside pretentious political aspirations and discourses of “good intentions” to advance pragmatically on specific policies that provide regional public goods. The pressing and complex transregional challenges demand the accumulated experience of government bureaucracies, non-state actors, and civil society to foster increased cooperation. When dialogue between political leaders becomes […]

An Evolution of Vaccine Diplomacy

“Thanks, Uncle Sam,” a friend of mine in Asunción remarked – perhaps sarcastically – when declaring that she had received the first dose of her vaccination regimen in July. This vaccine, one of a million Pfizer doses donated by the United States to Paraguay a few weeks earlier, was a welcome development for a country […]

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 […]