This article examines how Argentine congressman Javier Milei has firmly positioned himself as one of the frontrunners in the upcoming presidential elections. This is in spite of his controversial views and radical proposals, which begs the question, will he actually be able to pull off this huge victory in one of South America’s largest states?
Chile’s push to harness its vast lithium reserves for a greener future is garnering attention. President Gabriel Boric’s visionary plan aims to position the nation as a battery industry leader, pivoting towards renewable energy. However, concerns loom over potential nationalization and private sector involvement. With global lithium demand on the rise, Chile’s strategy embraces state-controlled mining, sustainable practices, and local value chain growth. Balancing these goals, while attracting new players and preserving the environment, presents a complex challenge. As Chile strides towards sustainable lithium production, its strategy embodies a crucial global conversation on resource utilization and environmental responsibility.
The article looks at the recent ruling by the Brazilian Supreme Electoral Court to render Former President Bolsonaro ineligible for the next presidential elections and the possible repercussions this landmark decision might have.
The European drug trafficking scene has undergone a plethora of changes in the last decade. Some argue that Galicia reflects this constant evolution of increasingly influential organized crime gangs that take advantage of globalization to better manage local markets.
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?
After several times Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would not accept the result of the elections, he went on with further declarations these days which confused and scared thousands of Brazilians so much that they signed a manifesto in which they recognize the threat to their Brazilian democracy. Thousands of Brazilians protested claiming to Bolsonaro to respect their vote and the Brazilian people.
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.
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.
One year away from the next Brazilian federal election, Lula and Bolsonaro – the exponents of the two most prominent political movements in Brazil – are the clear frontrunners. However, as rejection rates to both their names increase, it is worth wondering whether a dark horse candidate can break their tug-of-war and steal a victory.
Frente de Todos, the ruling coalition in Argentina, has become the biggest battlefield the South American nation has seen in recent years. In the past few weeks, President Fernandez kicked out the possibility of dialogue with the opposition and stood firmly against the Kirchner faction of the government. Only time will say what is the ending scene of this confrontation.