Monthly Archives: September 2016

How did Hugo Chávez become an icon for the global left?

In response to a question recently posed in the Financial Times: From Simón Bolívar to Che Guevara, Latin America has pedigree when it comes to producing iconic figures of revolutionary politics. This was no less the case when Hugo Chávez … Continue reading

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Trouble in Mercosur

As we mentioned earlier this month, recent times have seen a degree of friction between the foreign ministries of various South American states. The crux of these strained relations has been Venezuela’s upcoming presidency of Mercosur, the free trade bloc … Continue reading

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It’s all looking im-peachy

Yesterday the prolonged process of removing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office concluded, with the Senate voting 61-20 for her impeachment. Acting President Michel Temer of the PMDB has been formerly sworn in and will see out the full presidential … Continue reading

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