2018

Published Oct. 9, 2018 11:37 AM

The elections in Brazil are not, as many reporters argue, between "two extremes". It is between one extreme right candidate and one socially oriented democrat, writes Einar Braathen, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, in an article in Klassekampen 6 October 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 2, 2018 1:39 PM

Bolsonaro's way to popularity and his hostility toward women, homosexuals and colored people are reminiscent of Trump, but the differences are equally striking and frightening as the similarities, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 2 October 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 23, 2018 2:30 PM

The interruption of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s speech at a military parade in Caracas on 4 August by explosions, sheds light on new types of security challenges that result from the growing presence of drones in Latin American airspace, writes Bruno Oliveira Martins, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Malmö University; and Kristin B. Sandvik, University of Oslo and PRIO on PRIO Blogs 11 August 2018.

Published Aug. 23, 2018 2:14 PM

Unless violence is allowed for too long and creates too much hatred and polarization, there is still a basis for building a post-Ortega community. However, it requires action quickly, wisely and efficiently, nationally and internationally, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 24 July 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published June 20, 2018 9:38 AM

A victory for Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the left-wing party Morena in the elections in Mexico on July 1 could change the political landscape in Latin America significantly, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 19 June 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published May 24, 2018 9:39 AM

Despite economic growth and poverty reduction, Daniel Ortega faces a more divided Nicaragua. Pension cuts as well as alliances with the church and economic elites have eroded the president's trust among people and social movements, writes Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, in an article at Radikal Portal 21 May 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published May 2, 2018 11:50 AM

What was the particular interest of the recently deceased former president and mayor of the city of Guatemala, Alvaro Arzú, in the privatization of the state telecommunications company and the way it was carried out? asks Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Plaza Pública (Guatemala) 1 May 2018 (in Spanish).