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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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    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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    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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    Urban social policy in Buenos Aires must recognise the social-mobility challenges facing marginalised ‘villa’ youth

Urban social policy in Buenos Aires must recognise the social-mobility challenges facing marginalised ‘villa’ youth

Innovations in social policy that respond to the multi-dimensionality of exclusion could help to bring down the labour-market barriers facing residentially marginalised youth in Argentina and beyond, write Simca Simpson Lapp (Queen Mary) and Eduardo Lépore (Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina).

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    Co-financing, joint procurement, and capacity building can help Latin America and the Caribbean defeat preventable childhood diseases

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.

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    Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can drive vital debate on disability and development

Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can drive vital debate on disability and development

For the international disability community, Lenín Moreno’s presidency has the potential to cement the future of what disability and development means, not only in Ecuador, but also in other developing countries around the world, write Terhas Clark and Alejandra Carvajal.

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    Mexico’s new General Law on Archives could jeopardise research, journalism, and transparency

Mexico’s new General Law on Archives could jeopardise research, journalism, and transparency

By placing archives under direct control of the executive and creating retroactive rules to define the historical, Mexico’s proposed General Law on Archives could damage academic, journalistic, and popular access to collective memory, writes Alejandro de Coss Corzo.

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    Breaking Bad: recognising the role of masculinities can help prevent gang formation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Breaking Bad: recognising the role of masculinities can help prevent gang formation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Drawing on his research in Trinidad & Tobago, Belize, and Colombia, Adam Baird argues that only by understanding the multiple roles of masculinites in driving gang formation in Latin America and the Caribbean will we stand a chance of tackling chronic urban violence.