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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).

Published Apr. 18, 2018 11:09 AM

The Hydro scandal is used politically. That is one explanation why Hydro is in such trouble in Brazil, but it’s no excuse. Hydro has been in Brazil for 40 years, so this is a reality Hydro was aware of – or should have been aware of, write Torkjell Leira, University of Oslo, and Vincent Fleischer in an article in Dagens Næringsliv 10 April 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 11, 2018 4:44 PM

Mexico is the Western democracy where most people have disappeared in recent years. The families of the 34,270 women, men and children who have disappeared in Mexico deserve a clear defense of values from a visiting Norwegian prime minister, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagsavisen 11 April 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 10, 2018 3:04 PM

If López Obrador wins the election on July 1, it will not only lead to a strong political tremor in Mexico. It will also mean that the recent year's shift to the right in Latin American politics will suffer a blow, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen in an article in Bergens Tidende 7 April 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 4, 2018 10:09 AM

Next week, Erna Solberg will go on an official visit to Colombia and Mexico. Both countries need more than investors: they need more external players to raise questions about human rights, the environment, social inclusion and how to fight corruption and impunity, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 3 April 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 4, 2018 10:08 AM

What does the assassination of Rio de Janeiro councilmember Marielle Franco—a prominent LGBTQI activist and socialist, outspoken critic of the police, and Rio’s only black councilmember—mean for the future of Brazil? ask Rafaela Cardoso, Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro, and  Margit Ystanes, University of Bergen, in an article in NACLA Report on the Americas 22 March 2018 (in English).