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    El poder de los Cantos Cautivos: la música como contribución a la recuperación de la memoria histórica de la prisión política en Chile y América Latina

El poder de los Cantos Cautivos: la música como contribución a la recuperación de la memoria histórica de la prisión política en Chile y América Latina

La cooperación multinacional de las dictaduras latinoamericanas, sobre todo en el Plan Condor, significa que los intentos de archivar experiencias de la música en prisiones políticas deben también asumir una dimensión internacional, escriben Katia Chornik y J. Patrice McSherry.

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    The power of Captive Songs: music can help recover the historical memory of political detention in Chile and Latin America

The power of Captive Songs: music can help recover the historical memory of political detention in Chile and Latin America

Multinational cooperation between Latin American dictatorships, particularly via Operation Condor, means that digital archiving of musical experiences under political detention must also take on an international dimension, write Katia Chornik and J. Patrice McSherry.

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    The silent suicide epidemic in Suriname’s Indian community can only be overcome through cultural change

The silent suicide epidemic in Suriname’s Indian community can only be overcome through cultural change

Suriname’s government and civil society are beginning to tackle the longstanding but newly acknowledged issue of suicide. But social stigma remains strong within the Indian community, and facing up to cultural barriers will be key to the success of suicide-prevention programmes, writes Bhavik Doshi.

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    How changes in the prices of milk and beef affect deforestation in Brazil

How changes in the prices of milk and beef affect deforestation in Brazil

When prices increase, producers who are far from the market clear forest to make room for new pasture, write Francisco Fontes and Charles Palmer.

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    Lessons of Bolivia’s First Globalisation (1850s-1913) can help Latin America react to rising protectionism

Lessons of Bolivia’s First Globalisation (1850s-1913) can help Latin America react to rising protectionism

This is not the first time Latin American economies have been threatened by a surge in protectionism. But before responding in kind, they need to consider Bolivia’s experience of the First Globalisation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writes José Alejandro Peres-Cajías.

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    Para no pasar del fusil a la olla: retos de la reincorporación civil y política de las mujeres guerrilleras en Colombia

Para no pasar del fusil a la olla: retos de la reincorporación civil y política de las mujeres guerrilleras en Colombia

Existen muchas barreras especiales a la reincorporación civil y política de las mujeres guerrilleras en Colombia, pero la importancia del “feminismo insurgente” dentro del proceso de paz trae nuevas ideas y nuevas esperanzas para el futuro, escriben Camille Boutron y Diana Gómez.

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    From rifles to aprons? The challenges of reincorporating Colombia’s female ex-combatants into civilian and political life

From rifles to aprons? The challenges of reincorporating Colombia’s female ex-combatants into civilian and political life

Though female members of the Farc guerrilla movement face special barriers in their reintegration into wider society, the prominence of “insurgent feminism” within the peace process provides hope for the future, write Camille Boutron and Diana Gómez.

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    Early British railways in Argentina were not “British” alone

Early British railways in Argentina were not “British” alone

The “British” railways driving Argentina’s national integration in the late nineteenth century were actually joint ventures with significant local involvement. But the era of spectacular growth ultimately ended when profit guarantees undermined creditworthiness, writes Colin M. Lewis.

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    Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Cuba is poor, but who is to blame – Castro or 50 years of the US blockade?

Fidel Castro has often been blamed for the state of the Cuban economy, but the longstanding US embargo and the question of what constitutes real economic success make the issue far more complex than that, argues Helen Yaffe.

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    ¿Mantendrá la noción de amenaza una influencia decisiva sobre la política colombiana en el postconflicto?

¿Mantendrá la noción de amenaza una influencia decisiva sobre la política colombiana en el postconflicto?

Austin Zeiderman argumenta que la relación entre Estado y ciudadanía en Colombia ha girado alrededor de amenazas y se pregunta cómo cambiará la vida política en el país si el proceso de paz las mitiga.