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Latin America’s Growing Social Network

Latin America Latin America’s Growing Social Network

In 2000 only 8 million Latin Americans were active online. Today that number has ballooned to 129 million regular users—more than a 1000 percent increase—with almost all (127 million) signing...

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Venezuela’s Potentially Violent Elections

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Elections are always times of uneasiness, but the upcoming October 7th presidential elections in Venezuela have more than the normal share of uncertainty. There are concerns over President Chavez’s health...

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The GOP Platform on Latin America

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With the Tampa Bay Republican Convention underway, the Republican Party platform, in its entirety, has finally found its way onto the internet. The fifty-plus page document touches briefly on all...

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Guest Post: Correa is No Chávez

Ecuador Venezuela Guest Post: Correa is No Chávez

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Venezuelan President Hugo...

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Latin American Integration: Two Hundred Years of Efforts

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Latin American integration efforts have been a continuous fixture throughout much of the last century, but in recent years there has been a flurry of new initiatives, with leaders re-emphasizing...

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Guest Post: Ecuador's Military and Why Correa Will Be Reelected (Once)

Ecuador Latin America Venezuela Guest Post: Ecuador's Military and Why Correa Will Be Reelected (Once)

This is a guest post by Gabriel Aguilera, an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the Air War College. The views expressed here belong solely to the author and...

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Guest Post: Colombia on the International Stage

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This is a guest post by Sebastian Chaskel and Michael Bustamante. Sebastian Chaskel is a Master in Public Affairs student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...

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Press Freedom and Democracy in Latin America

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Last Wednesday, Ecuador’s Supreme Court upheld sentences handed down in July 2011 for four members of the El Universo newspaper’s staff in the latest chapter of a lengthy and controversial...

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Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Venezuela Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday...

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The Politics of Latin American Energy

Latin America The Politics of Latin American Energy

There has been a lot of talk about the shifting geopolitical weight from the east to the west due to the growth of energy resources in Latin America. Ever growing...

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