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    The best bookshops in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bogotá, Colombia

The best bookshops in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bogotá, Colombia

Which are the best bookshops for academics to visit in Latin America and the Caribbean? As part of their series of Bookshop Guides, our colleagues at LSE Review of Books have been finding out. Here Daniel Osorio (Banco de la República) gives us a tour of the best bookshops in Bogotá, Colombia.

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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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    The best bookshops in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico City

The best bookshops in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico City

Which are the best bookshops for academics to visit in Latin America and the Caribbean? As part of their series of Bookshop Guides, our colleagues at LSE Review of Books have been finding out. Here Hung-Ya Lien takes us on a tour of the best bookshops in Mexico City.

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    Discretionary rule of law in Mexico could undermine AMLO’s anti-corruption drive

Discretionary rule of law in Mexico could undermine AMLO’s anti-corruption drive

Mexico has a long history of discretionary application of the law, as demonstrated recently by the government’s failure to prosecute corrupt state governors while they remained in office. Even from their position of political strength, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Morena party may find it hard to revert this trend and make good on their promise to root out corruption, writes Rodrigo Aguilera.

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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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    La era del big data requiere una nueva forma de observación y monitoreo de elecciones

La era del big data requiere una nueva forma de observación y monitoreo de elecciones

La habilidad de conducir elecciones libres y justas enfrenta un nuevo e inmediato riesgo, sobre todo en situaciones electorales polarizadas. Las próximas elecciones en la región presentan una oportunidad para explorar pilotos que vigilen los nuevos fenómenos digitales y colocar a Latinoamérica a la vanguardia, armonizando tecnología, democracia y ciudadanía, escribe Renata Ávila (Ciudadano Inteligente).

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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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    El Plan Nacional de AMLO para México es motivo de optimismo

El Plan Nacional de AMLO para México es motivo de optimismo

López Obrador y su equipo multidisciplinario proponen políticas económicas y sociales inclusivas que buscan reactivar la inversión y mejorar la competitividad y la equidad. Pero también explican cómo estas políticas se financiarán a través de reducciones en costos operativos y medidas anticorrupción, escribe Graciana del Castillo (CUNY).