By looking back to the Amazon fires of 1989 we can see what has since been done – and undone – in terms of protecting the world’s largest rainforest, writes Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE International Development).
The G-7 has pledged millions to fight this year’s unusually numerous fires in the Brazilian Amazon. But in Brazil the real challenge is stopping fires from being set in the first place, and the Bolsonaro government has made it clear that economic development trumps environmental protection, not least by cutting ever deeper into the budgets of environmental agencies with a […]
The Iron Lady of the Caribbean at LSE: remembering Dominica’s Eugenia Charles 100 years after her birth
One hundred years on from her birth in May 1919, Sonia Gomes (LSE Library) looks back at the life of Dominica’s first female prime minister Eugenia Charles, from her time studying law at LSE in post-war London to her return to the Caribbean, the beginnings of her legal practice, and her ultimate rise to national and international prominence.
Trump’s threats on Mexican trade and immigration negate the stability dividend of preferential trade deals
There is nothing new about Trump’s linkage of trade and non-trade issues, but subjecting trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement to the whims of the US president undermines a key benefit of such arrangements: greater stability. Without this stability dividend, potential partners could begin to question whether the costs of forging complex agreements with the US outweigh the benefits, writes Ken […]
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).
As mudanças climáticas vão intensificar a disseminação da dengue no Brasil e ao redor do mundo, e os pobres serão os mais atingidos
Após esforços para erradicar a doença, a dengue ressurgiu na década de 1970 e os futuros aumentos de temperatura e chuvas apenas amplificarão essa tendência. Os governos precisam agir de imediato e adotar medidas preventivas para proteger seus cidadãos, principalmente os mais vulneráveis, escreve Ana de Menezes (LSE Department of Geography and Environment), vencedora do Prêmio Ensaio de Pós-Graduação LSE-BID 2018.
The lack of major defections from Venezuela’s armed forces reflects both the power and the perversion of their anti-imperial, developmental, and pro-social role under Hugo Chávez, writes Asa Cusack (LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre). • n.b. republished courtesy of Al Jazeera; Creative Commons licence does not apply