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New publication in Pensamiento Propio

EUI Prof. Carlos Closa and Alumnus Stefano Palestini have published an article in the last issue of Pensamiento Propio: “América Latina. De la bonanza a la crisis de la globalización”. The article is titled “Defensa de la democracia o autodefensa: las organizaciones regionales y la protección de la democracia en América Latina y el Caribe“. Check […]

Dark Hours Before Sunrise? A Fragile Moment for Peace in Colombia

The FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government have decided to give peace a chance. But a rise in killings of social activists and political leaders presents a serious risk to the implementation of their peace agreement. ‘It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth’, wrote the English historian and theologian Thomas Fuller in 1650[i]. […]

The Russian Revolution in Latin America —call for papers

In 2017, we commemorate the first centenary of the Russian Revolution. The World Tensions journal is seeking for articles on the legacy of this major event in Latin America. We are therefore happy to share the following call for papers:  “1917–2017: One Hundred Years of the Russian Revolution in Latin America”

Let’s defend democracy!!… but which one? And against whom?

Since the early 1990s, Latin American political elites have enthusiastically embraced the values and practices of democracy. At the international level this enthusiasm was translated into collective commitments to defend democracy against its enemies, through specific instruments added to the legal frameworks of the regional organizations existent in the region. The tendency has continued in […]