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    The effectiveness of Trump’s revived ‘drug war’ rhetoric has already been rejected in Latin America

The effectiveness of Trump’s revived ‘drug war’ rhetoric has already been rejected in Latin America

Under Donald Trump, US federal drug policy has undergone a fairly dramatic reversal. The Obama administration’s criticisms of the ‘war on drugs’ are gone, replaced by a seeming return to eradication policies in key drug producer countries. John Collins (LSE US Centre International Drug Policy Unit) argues that the Trump administration’s return to unilateral, aggressive, supply-side and law enforcement-based approaches is likely to face […]

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    Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

The international community must reassess the developmental aid system to take account of the vulnerability of specific regions to the effects climate change, regardless of their income status, writes Polly Hatfield.

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    From suffrage to insurgency, female rebelliousness has always been crucial to peace in Colombia

From suffrage to insurgency, female rebelliousness has always been crucial to peace in Colombia

The feminist movement in Colombia has a long and complex history. Its collective political activities have constructed different subjects made up of multiple identities and political perspectives, yet they have always been united by their desire for peace and their spirit of revolt, writes Erika Rodríguez Gómez (LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security).

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    Could Brazil’s success in tackling intersecting inequalities be a model for the rest of the world?

Could Brazil’s success in tackling intersecting inequalities be a model for the rest of the world?

Often cited as one of the most unequal societies in the world, between 2002 and 2013 Brazil made significant progress in reducing inequality, especially amongst those facing multiple and overlapping inequalities. Drawing on insights from their recent working paper for the LSE International Inequalities Institute, Naila Kabeer (LSE International Development/Gender Studies) and Ricardo Santos (UNU-WIDER) argue that a better understanding of Brazil’s achievements could help other countries make real progress towards the […]

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    Into the darkness: how illegal surveillance is undermining open government reforms in Latin America

Into the darkness: how illegal surveillance is undermining open government reforms in Latin America

The increasing scale of illegal surveillance in Latin America – enabled by state procurement of surveillance and hacking software – is raising urgent questions about its impact on civil rights. Fabrizio Scrollini, LSE graduate and chair of DATYSOC (Data and Society), considers how democracies can keep their citizens safe in an age of aggressive surveillance technology.

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    Los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial pueden transformar la ruralidad y fortalecer la paz en Colombia

Los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial pueden transformar la ruralidad y fortalecer la paz en Colombia

El proceso de los PDET permitirá que los conflictos sociales sean gestionados a través de la deliberación democrática y del respeto por la diferencia, ayudando a construir una nueva institucionalidad amplia y capaz con un profundo potencial transformador, escribe Mariana Escobar Arango (Agencia para la Renovación del Territorio).

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    Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

The peaceable impulse of the Welsh in a global context of colonial brutality stands out as a beacon of generosity, yet even this ‘friendship’ served to reinforce, not undermine, the colonising project in Argentina and beyond, writes Lucy Taylor (Aberystwyth University).

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    Policy innovations in Santiago de Chile show that decent work comes from supporting not repressing informal entrepreneurs

Policy innovations in Santiago de Chile show that decent work comes from supporting not repressing informal entrepreneurs

Poverty is the consequence and not the cause of informal entrepreneurship, and vulnerable populations must be supported rather than repressed in their efforts to escape poverty and low-quality work, writes Pablo Navarrete (LSE Geography and Environment).

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    Del feminismo sufragista al insurgente: la rebeldía de las mujeres como clave para la paz en Colombia

Del feminismo sufragista al insurgente: la rebeldía de las mujeres como clave para la paz en Colombia

El movimiento feminista en Colombia cuenta con una larga y compleja trayectoria.  En su accionar político colectivo ha construido sujetos diversos, constituidos por múltiples identidades y opciones políticas, cuyo punto de encuentro es la aspiración por la paz y la rebeldía, escribe Erika Rodríguez Gómez (LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security).

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    La productividad en América Latina se puede mejorar mediante incentivación, aseguración e inversión en tecnologías

La productividad en América Latina se puede mejorar mediante incentivación, aseguración e inversión en tecnologías

Con el apoyo adecuado del Estado, las empresas latinoamericanas pueden llegar a ocupar eslabones más altos en las cadenas de valor globales, escribe Tobias Franz (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá).