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Social Media: Americas: South America

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for the Americas/South America Region

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Healing Bolivia
Author argues that Bolivia stands before two distinct paths: uncontrolled civil violence, political crisis, and institutional collapse, or short-term tension, medium-term accommodation, and long-term ... Read More...

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Ecuador: Overcoming Instability?
The author describes the chronic instability that has plagued Ecuador politically and economically and gives several recommendations to President Rafael Correa on how to stabilize the country. (Inter... Read More...

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Social Turbulence in Peru
The author describes the significant and increasing disparities in wealth between classes in Peru and explains how this poses a threat to President Alan García’s government. By Michael Shifter. (Int... Read More...

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The author discusses the recent trip of Hugo Chavez to Iran, Iran’s increased role in Latin America, and the efforts of the Venezuelan President to use the assistance of the Islamic Republic to increa... Read More...

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Democracy consists of more than just elections
The author describes the domestic political situations in Argentina, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela and emphasizes the importance of democratic principles including civil liberties, fair e... Read More...

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Will Correa seek compromise, build good governance?
The author discusses the recent rise of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and outlines two possible paths that the leader could take: one in pursuit of power maximization and the other seeking stabil... Read More...

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Bush’s Opportunity to Mend Relations
The author argues that in order to curb the growing influence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and reestablish its position in Latin America, the US needs to pursue an extensive social agenda in ad... Read More...

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Off Course: Current U.S.-Latin American Relations
The U.S. should redefine its interests in Latin America beyond trade and security interests. Distractions in Iraq, limited success of trade agreements, and outdated ideology threaten to further damag... Read More...

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Venezuela: Hugo Chávez’s Revolution
The author discusses the increasingly prevalent dictatorial trends that have characterized President Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela and assesses the possibilities for increased civil violence based o... Read More...

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A New Politics for Latin America?
The author explains why it is problematic and a gross oversimplification to argue that there is a general trend toward the left in Latin American politics. By Michael Shifter. (Inter-American Dialog... Read More...

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Latin America's Pink Tide?
The article argues that the perceived "swing to the left" in Latin America does not in itself explain the complexity of what is really happening in the region. The author looks at the more vibrant gr... Read More...

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Correa vs. Noboa: Ecuador’s Choice Between ‘Marx’ and Markets
The author describes the two candidates in Ecuador’s Presidential election in November and suggests the potential implications for a victory on both sides. By Stephen Johnson. (Heritage Foundation, ... Read More...

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Cuba foils embargo, helped by benefactor, Venezuela
Article looks at how Cuba's economy, despite years of U.S. sanctions, is currently relatively healthy because of aid from Venezuela. Author observes what looks to many like a trade alliance of ideolog... Read More...

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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Julia E. Sweig
Dr. Julia E. Sweig talks to IA-Forum about anti-Americanism and US policy. (IA-Forum, 5/30/2006) Read More...

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Six Strategic Reasons to Support a U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement
The authors offer several reasons why the US should adopt a free trade agreement with Peru. By Ana Isabel Eiras and Stephen Johnson. (Heritage Foundation, 7/24/2006) Read More...

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The New Geopolitics of Latin America
One of the key factors holding back Latin America's development has been the lack of access to the continent's interior. This has restricted its potentially huge exports in areas such as agriculture, ... Read More...

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From the Red Menace to Radical Populism U.S. Insecurity in Latin America
Before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush declared that the Western Hemisphere would be a foreign policy priority. After the attacks, all other issues took second place to the... Read More...

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Evo Morales tilts towards Chavismo
Article examines Bolivia's recent shift towards leftist economics. Current Latin American economic trends are also highlighted and compared with this country's new policies. (FT, 30/04/06) Read More...

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China’s new Latin American revolution
This article looks at China's growing relationship with Latin America and the challenge this represents to the U.S., the traditional power in the region. By Humphrey Hawksley (FT Times 4/4/2006) Read More...

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Minority Rights Group International
Working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities. Read More...

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Mending Fences South of the Border
US relations with Latin America are in utter disrepair as practically every nation seems to have some point of friction with America, says the author. By Jorge Castañeda. (Washington Post, 1/21/2006) Read More...

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China, Latin America: a dance of two strangers
This article discusses the growing economic, cultural, and military relationship between China and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. By Tim Johnson (Knight Ridder News Service/Miami Heral... Read More...

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Making Democracies Work: Social Capital and Civic Engagement in 47 Societies
The study establishes predictable patterns in the distribution of social capital around the world, and long-standing cultural traditions and historical legacies can help to explain the contrasts found... Read More...

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Venezuela: the consolidation of the “Revolucion Bolivariana”.
By Dr. Oscar Rey of the CEI (Centro de Estudios Internacionales ) J.F.Kennedy University (Buenos Aires) and CDERI (www.cderi.org). The document is in Spanish. Read More...

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Latin America Studies Association (LASA)
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. Read More...

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Society for Latin America Studies (SLAS)
Principal association in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Latin American affairs. Read More...

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Facultad Lainoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) (Site only in Spanish)
International Organization created by UNESCO, advocated to the promotion of Social Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More...

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Consejo Lationoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CALACS)
International NGO that grouped 160 Research Centers and Graduate Programs in 21 Latin American countries. (Web page only available in Spanish, Portugues and French) Read More...

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Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Organization within United Nation Framework and its mission is to the economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More...

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Latin American Economic System (SELA)
The Latin American Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 27 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Read More...

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