Massacres and altercations have marked the past three years in Ecuadorian prisons and the State’s actions and policies raise questions.
In a regional context that is increasingly plagued by political and economic tensions, as a result in part of the new configurations of the international system, what could be the roadmap for regional integration in face of interstate fragmentation?
Latin American-US relations are in a rocky place. The Biden administration started with great words but little results against the advances of China in the region. Meanwhile, the Republicans tend to show little interest for the region.
In the past 4 years, Ecuador experienced two national strikes with similar leaders and very different outcomes.
Peru was hardly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and a permanent state of political crisis, and yet, Peru’s economy kept performing well due to a fresh wave of domestic investments and increase in public spending. However, the country and its government still face serious challenges for its long-term economic health.
Moscow’s actions in Ukraine were met with widespread condemnation in Latin America. There were, however, a few unsurprisingly friendly words from allied governments and some ambiguous reactions from regional sympathizers.
As a result of a string of gang-linked riots, more than 300 people were killed inside Ecuador prisons in 2021. How did it escalate this far?
Although Mercosur might have had some important economic victories during its 31st year of existence, the truth is that the bloc is still entangled with too much infighting and bad blood. Mercosur is due for a major overhaul if it wants to regain its relevancy.
The Ukrainian war skyrocketed the oil and gas prices, pushing the US inflation.
President Biden, as a pragmatic Democrat, started to revive the commercial relations with Venezuela, putting at stake his reputation on human rights.
Though not unique to Peru, illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru has been perniciously impacting the local environment for nearly three decades and the damage is increasingly far-reaching.