Category Archives: US-Latin American Relations

May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2012

Argentina’s foreign policy in Kirchner’s second term

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By Federico Merke Since the return to democracy in 1983, Argentina’s foreign policy has been tied to the changing patterns of its political system and development model. In the 80’s, the main problem was the country’s democratic stability and the … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2012

Between War and Crime? Analysing Drug Violence in Mexico

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By Jacob Parakilas. Near the end of the first season of HBO’s “The Wire,” a police detective is shot and seriously wounded while conducting an undercover sting operation on a powerful Baltimore drug gang. In response, the detective’s colleagues press … Continue reading

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