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Published Apr. 18, 2017 3:22 PM

A year after the grand celebration it is as if Cuba is stuck in the elevator, waiting for it to either go further upwards towards a modernization of the economy and democratization of politics, or for the wire to break and the elevator to plunge towards the abyss, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 11 April 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 3:52 PM

For a long time it was believed that Fidel's death was the moment when everything would change dramatically. The truth is that Cuba already is undergoing a comprehensive reform process, writes Ståle Wig, University of Oslo, in an article on NRK Ytring 4 December 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 3:38 PM

Strictly speaking Fidel Castro was a typical Latin American strong leader, a macho caudillo, or populist, that the region had seen many of before him. But his speaking and leadership skills combined with the Cold War, US policy, and socialism made him bigger than himself, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen, in an article in Verdens Gang 26 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 21, 2016 2:03 PM

The Norwegian media presentation of an abrupt transition from war to peace in Colombia ignores the peace efforts at the grassroots level, writes Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Klassekampen 20 October 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 11, 2016 11:55 AM

The Nobel Peace Prize balances well idealism and political realism. On the way forward, it must be ensured that it does not also contribute to an accord that will create new social conflicts, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 11 October 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 16, 2016 9:44 AM

On Wednesday 31 August the Senate in Brazil adopted with 61 against 20 votes to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. With the  impeachment process a special era has come to an end, writes Einar Braathen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Klassekampen 5 September 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 15, 2016 1:38 PM

Amidst Latin America's human rights crisis, there are many indications that the Norwegian government continues its far-reaching reduction of involvement in the region, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagsavisen on 13 September 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 8, 2016 11:32 AM

The Mexican government has succeeded in stimulating more investments protected from violence, while totally ignoring the deep Mexico's cry for social justice, write Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, and Karol Gil-Vásquez in an article in Bergens Tidende on 8 August 2016 (in Norwegian).