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).
Brexit threatens UK-Latin America cooperation in higher education, but both sides can help to ensure it continues
Current and past bilateral initiatives show that the UK’s exit from the EU is not only a threat, but also as an opportunity, writes Valesca Lima (Dublin City University).
Co-financing, joint procurement, and capacity building can help Latin America and the Caribbean defeat preventable childhood diseases
LSE postgraduate Mario Jiménez, recently selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 most influential young professionals in European healthcare, explains how the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation has reduced costs, increased access, and bolstered the sustainability of immunisation programmes in the region and beyond.
What can the political economy of Latin America’s regions tell us about development in the very long term?
The first LSE-Stanford Conference on Long Range Development in Latin America, a new annual series of high-level conferences co-hosted by LSE, Stanford, and the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), will take place at Stanford on 11-12 May, 2017, with the participation of numerous LSE researchers and the support of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre. Here co-organiser Jean-Paul Faguet reveals that political economy research […]
The end of colonialism in Puerto Rico? Evaluating the options in the 2017 political status referendum
The options for decolonising Puerto Rico have always been complex and contested. But the US decision to force a “status quo” option on to the latest ballot has undermined this chance to settle the issue once and for all, writes Gibrán Cruz Martínez.
Los plebiscitos reducen temas complejos a preguntas sencillas de sí o no y se prestan a pasiones momentáneas que pueden ser fácilmente manipuladas, escribe Jean-Paul Faguet.
Even with Venezuela’s substantial support in doubt, the nature of Nicaraguan trade, migration, and aid links with the US makes the country less vulnerable to pressure than many expect. Instead, diplomacy and civil society will bear the brunt of unintended consequences, writes Pamela Neumann.
Trump may represent a challenge to Brazil and multilateralism, but his government also offers unique opportunities for Brazilian foreign policymakers to advance economic integration and expand the nation’s leadership in the international community, writes Mark S. Langevin.
The divergent reactions of Britain’s Theresa May and Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos to crucial yet dysfunctional referenda reveal a great deal about the nature of democracy and leadership today, writes Jean-Paul Faguet.
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.