Militarisation of Mexico’s southern border has been increasing for decades, but the recent decision of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government to continue and even reinforce this trend will only intensify the violence and vulnerability that transit migrants already face, writes Alejandra Díaz de Leon (LSE Sociology).
Belize’s referendum on its territorial dispute with Guatemala could finally bring an end to Central America’s most enduring conflict
The roots of Guatemala’s claim on Belize go back as far as the 17th century, but the dispute has taken many twists and turns during Belize’s periods under colonial control and as an independent state. Today, the domestic political realities of both countries could allow the International Court of Justice to reach a definitive decision, finally bringing this longstanding dispute […]
Mexico’s resort to riot police and tear gas is part of a wider effort to scare migrants into returning to Central America. But push factors like extreme violence and grinding poverty weigh far more in the balance than shows of dissuasive violence, writes Alejandra Díaz de Leon (LSE Department of Sociology).
A capacidade de realizar eleições livres e justas enfrenta um risco imediato, especialmente em situações polarizadas. As 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).
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).
Quantitative analysis of historical ‘big data’ can help to explain how record-making practices around death facilitated policies of repression and control, writes Tamy Guberek (University of Michigan).
In 2013 the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos-Montt was tried in a national court for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty and sent to prison, but the verdict was quickly overturned on technical grounds.