Society, security, and rights

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    Desemprego pode se tornar o calcanhar de Aquiles de Bolsonaro no Brasil

Desemprego pode se tornar o calcanhar de Aquiles de Bolsonaro no Brasil

O presidente Bolsonaro alcançou o sucesso eleitoral culpando o Partido dos Trabalhadores e o establishment político pelo naufrágio do país. No entanto, se o presidente brasileiro não conseguir combater o desemprego em breve, as eleições municipais de 2020 poderão se tornar um referendo nacional sobre o estado da economia e a aprovação presidencial, argumentam Mark S. Langevin (George Mason University) e Elisa Antunes (BrazilWorks).

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    Del prejuicio al Orgullo: ¿qué tiene que celebrar Cuba en el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia?

Del prejuicio al Orgullo: ¿qué tiene que celebrar Cuba en el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia?

Cuba ha pasado de ser un país particularmente homofóbico y discriminatorio a ser alabado en el ámbito internacional por abordar los derechos relacionados con la diversidad sexual a partir de un enfoque basado en la salud – pero aún queda trabajo por hacer, argumenta Emily J. Kirk (Dalhousie University).

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    The case of Chile’s Mapuche shows how micro-level data can detect shifts in the nature of self-determination conflicts

The case of Chile’s Mapuche shows how micro-level data can detect shifts in the nature of self-determination conflicts

Chile’s Mapuche-state conflict dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, but there have been repeated shifts in its nature and intensity over time. Understandings of these shifts have tended to be qualitative and irregular, but a new micro-level dataset covering the post-authoritarian period shows how quantitative micro-data can provide powerful new insights into conflict dynamics in Latin America and beyond, write Pedro […]

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    Reforms to Chile’s Inclusion Law on school admissions go against the evidence and international human-rights law

Reforms to Chile’s Inclusion Law on school admissions go against the evidence and international human-rights law

If Chile wants to advance towards a society that gives all children equal opportunities to develop, the government should look to evidence-based educational policies that respect international human-rights law, write María Isidora Palma (LSE Social Policy) and Vicente Silva (Human Rights Centre, Essex University).

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    From Bolivian cocaine to Colombian gold, low-level involvement in illicit economies is often driven by poverty and marginalisation

From Bolivian cocaine to Colombian gold, low-level involvement in illicit economies is often driven by poverty and marginalisation

Across Latin America, many impoverished communities rely on income from illicit economies for their survival, yet international development agencies and NGOs have long been reluctant to confront this uncomfortable truth and address its development implications. Drawing on the inaugural issue of LSE’s Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, Allan Gillies (University of Glasgow) looks at what international policy and research communities can do […]

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    El sector de la salud en Cuba ofrece muchas lecciones para la seguridad sanitaria mundial

El sector de la salud en Cuba ofrece muchas lecciones para la seguridad sanitaria mundial

A pesar de sus logros extraordinarios en un entorno de recursos escasos, Cuba nunca ha sido vista como un símbolo para la seguridad sanitaria. Sin embargo, su internacionalismo médico y su sistema de salud integrado han tenido mucho éxito en la prevención y el control de las enfermedades infecciosas. Por Clare Wenham (LSE Health Policy) y Sonja Kittlesen (Universidad de Oslo).

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    Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma shows how visibility can help realise the rights of domestic workers, but more must be done

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma shows how visibility can help realise the rights of domestic workers, but more must be done

Achieving labour rights for domestic workers requires comprehensive legislation and concrete implementation mechanisms, but public exposure of long-obscured discrimination and abuse can play an important role in shaping mindsets and changing the law, writes Simca Simpson Lapp (Queen Mary University of London).

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    Cuban healthcare offers many lessons for global health security

Cuban healthcare offers many lessons for global health security

Despite its impressive achievements in a resource-poor setting, Cuba has never been seen as a poster child for health security. Yet the country’s medical internationalism and integrated healthcare system have proved remarkably successful in preventing and controlling infectious-disease threats, write Clare Wenham (LSE Health Policy) and Sonja Kittlesen (University of Oslo).

Who is to blame for polarisation in Venezuela? 

While academic research recognises a number of potential drivers of Venezuela’s social and political polarisation, major English-language newspapers tend to depict Chavismo alone as responsible for tearing apart a supposedly peaceful and united nation, writes Alan MacLeod (Glasgow University Media Group).

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    Una paz violenta: el asesinato de líderes sociales como estrategia de control territorial en Colombia

Una paz violenta: el asesinato de líderes sociales como estrategia de control territorial en Colombia

Una consecuencia no intencionada del proceso de paz en Colombia ha sido el recrudecimiento de los asesinatos de líderes de comunidades locales, con más de 500 asesinatos ocurridos desde el 2011. Estos líderes han sido asesinados principalmente por grupos armados ilegales que no participaron del proceso de paz, con el objetivo de ejercer control en zonas previamente controladas por las […]