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    Alternatives to litigation could enhance the quality of Latin America’s underperforming justice systems

Alternatives to litigation could enhance the quality of Latin America’s underperforming justice systems

Processes like mediation, conciliation, and arbitration can be cheaper, faster, and much more effective than going through the courts. A greater emphasis on their use could help reduce court congestion, minimise public expenditure, and ultimately improve wider economic performance, writes Julio-César Betancourt.

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    Understanding patterns of protest against Cuba’s medical internationalism

Understanding patterns of protest against Cuba’s medical internationalism

The presence of Cuban healthcare professionals in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, and Haiti has followed a clear path from protest to acceptance, but the case Venezuela shows the vital importance of political neutrality, write Emily J. Kirk (Dalhousie University), Chris Walker (St Mary’s University), and Arturo Méndez (University of Camagüey).

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    Como olhar e monitorar campanhas eleitorais na era da Big Data

Como olhar e monitorar campanhas eleitorais na era da Big Data

A capacidade de realizar eleições livres e justas enfrenta um risco novo e imediato, especialmente em situações eleitorais polarizadas. As próximas eleições na região são uma oportunidade para explorar pilotos que vigiem os novos fenômenos digitais e colocar a América Latina na vanguarda, harmonizando tecnologia, democracia e cidadania, escreve Renata Ávila (Ciudadano Inteligente).

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    The Venezuelan exodus: placing Latin America in the global conversation on migration management

The Venezuelan exodus: placing Latin America in the global conversation on migration management

Though Venezuelan emigration has passed through phases like those of the European migration crisis, issues of foreign policy have seen Latin America respond quite differently to large-scale migration, write Nicolas Parent and Luisa Feline Freier (Universidad del Pacífico, Peru).

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    Big promises, few details: the uncertain future of Mexican healthcare under AMLO

Big promises, few details: the uncertain future of Mexican healthcare under AMLO

Though Mexico’s Seguro Popular public health-insurance scheme has been a great success, system fragmentation, underfunding, coverage limitations, and corruption remain serious challenges. AMLO appears to have the will to reform both the scheme and wider Mexican healthcare, but the way is far less obvious, write Rocio Nava and Emily Adrion (University of Edinburgh).

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    Llamando la muerte por su nombre: rompiendo el silencio del Archivo de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala

Llamando la muerte por su nombre: rompiendo el silencio del Archivo de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala

El análisis cuantitativo del “big data” histórico puede contribuir a explicar cómo las prácticas de generación de registros en torno a la muerte facilitaron las políticas de represión y control, escribe Tamy Guberek (University of Michigan).

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    The massive economic cost of violence in Mexico must be matched by higher public spending

The massive economic cost of violence in Mexico must be matched by higher public spending

The financial burden of violence for the Mexican economy will require a significant adjustment to the federal government’s internal security expenditure, irrespective of who wins the upcoming election, write Mohib Iqbal and José Luengo Cabrera (Institute for Economics and Peace).

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    Uber the top? The complexities of regulating peer-to-peer transport apps in Peru

Uber the top? The complexities of regulating peer-to-peer transport apps in Peru

When anyone can be a taxi driver at any time and in any vehicle, apps like Uber, Taxi Beat, and Cabify provide a sense of transparency and accountability, as well as a degree of efficiency and formality for drivers. Any legislation should identify real problems and propose solutions for the wider industry, as well as for Peruvian public transport more broadly, writes Alonso Morán de Romaña.

Los héroes invisibles de Colombia

La experiencia de la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó demuestra que las víctimas de los conflictos armados son también productores y creadores, cuyo conocimiento podría contribuir a una comprensión de construcción de paz con orientación hacia el futuro que beneficiaría a todos los colombianos, escribe Gwen Burnyeat (University College London).

Colombia’s unsung heroes

The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó shows that victims of armed conflict are also producers and creators whose knowledge could contribute to a future-oriented understanding of peace-building that would benefit all Colombians, writes Gwen Burnyeat (University College London).