“Don’t cry for me Argentina” – Returning from Economic Disaster

This spring, the south American country named after silver once more defaulted on its debts. This is the ninth time since Argentina’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1816 that the country defaulted. While in the early twentieth century the country was among the world’s richest, a tumultuous century later

The death of Feminism in Mexico? Cry for women´s human rights in Latin America

Femicide- a sex-based hate crime, broadly defined as “the intentional killing of females because they are females”, is, sadly a daily occurrence in Mexico. Just as one of thousands of cases. In February 9th, 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla was found brutally murdered, skinned and disemboweled by her 46-year-old domestic partner. To make matters

Closing The Door To Peace: The Colombian Government’s Effort To Spoil Peace

Since Iván Duque’s new administration took power in Colombia, its ultra-right political party “Democratic Center” has been trying to spoil peace. This article describes their efforts and briefly elaborates on why their actions pose a serious threat to long-lasting peace and reconciliation. The peace accord signed in 2016 by Colombia’s

An End to Corruption: Jair Bolsonaro And Brazil’s Expanding Militia

A councilor executed in the streets, the leading presidential candidate jailed before the election, and a controversial politician rising to fame from previous anonymity. In the world’s fifth largest country with potentially the largest oil reserves in the world, corruption has been running rampant with paramilitaries increasingly spreading their influence.

When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: The Issues Surrounding the Controversial Vote On Article 13 Of The EU Copyright Directive

Many of us have heard about Article 13 on websites like YouTube, Google and Reddit. The majority of discussion surrounding Article 13 is focused on whether or not the EU directive will curtail freedoms to share content such as memes or information. Contrary to popular belief, the EU is, fortunately,

Jair Bolsonaro And The Voices Of Brazilian Women

The right-wing nationalist wave has reached Brazil. Political violence is sweeping across the country, causing threats, murders and assaults. The new president, Jair Bolsonaro, was himself stabbed during his campaign, something which only increased his support. Brazil is now facing the most dramatic political shift to the right since the

Argentina’s “Green Wave”: A Women’s Rights Struggle In Latin America

On June 13, 2018 the lower house of the Argentinian Congress voted in favor of a bill to decriminalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Less than two months later, the upper house voted against the bill so abortion in Argentina remains penalized except in the case of