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Published July 26, 2016 3:24 PM

The Peruvians have with the least possible margin elected a white, liberal multimillionaire with US passport for president. A conservative neoliberal populist of Japanese ancestry is leading the opposition, writes Birger Angvik, professor emeritus at the University of Bergen in an article in Dag og Tid 24 June 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian)

Published June 7, 2016 2:59 PM

Venezuela's collapse is the story about what happens when you systematically exclude expertise and critical voices that can help adjusting the political course of a country, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 31 May 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 20, 2016 4:09 PM

If Vice President Temer succeeds in bringing Brazil back to a corrupt status quo in the Congress, then the optimism Brazilians have felt as a result of popular mobilization for democracy and better public services, as well as the judiciary's relentless corruption hunt, will soon disappear, write Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, and Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College, in an article in Dagsavisen 20 April 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 11, 2016 5:25 PM

It all started as a money laundering case, and now it is the largest investigation in Brazilian history. Now  all Brazilian politicians share the same concern: How to stop Judge Moro and the lava-jato investigation? write Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College, and  Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo, in an article in Klassekampen 5 April 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 11, 2016 5:24 PM

Relations with the United States is only a part - albeit an important part - of the big question about which political choice of direction Cuba  will take. Status quo is not an option, with an economy on brink of the abyss, abscence of foreign investments  due to a hopeless bureaucracy, and an increasing drain of young people who give up hope, writes Vegard Bye, University of Oslo, in an article in Klassekampen 31 March 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Mar. 17, 2016 3:27 PM

Although the United States has less influence in the region now than 20 years ago, the November elections have great significance for future development, and for Latin America there is really only one bright spot among the remaining candidates, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 15 March 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Mar. 15, 2016 12:58 AM

In Tumeremo south east in Venezuela 28 miners are reported missing. The details bear many similarities with the abduction and massacre of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in Mexico in 2014, but unlike the Ayotzinapa tragedy, the disappearances in Tumeremo have received little international attention, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo in an article in Klassekampen12 March 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Feb. 15, 2016 7:22 PM

The expectations were many before the visit of Pope Francis, well-known for being outspoken, to a Mexico marked by deep divions both in society and inside the Catholic Church. See the three articles by Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in Dagen on 13 February18 February and 24 February 2016 (in Norwegian).