Category: South America

¿Por qué el plebiscito?

Gabriela Polit Hace unos años, en su visita por esta universidad, Francisco Thoumi dio como una de las explicaciones a la rápida expansión del narcotráfico en su país, el hecho de que Colombia no había logrado construir una idea hegemónica

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The Archive, the Neighborhood and Some Questions About García Márquez’s Legacy

Gabriela Polit The visit to the Bogotá Book Fair last April was full of surprises. Organizers celebrated this year’s fair, as it was the most successful in history. The records of visitors and sales were the highest ever. The explanation

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Insights into Teen Suicide in Argentina

Lauren E. Gulbas   On July 16, 2012, two teenagers—Luján Peñalva and Yanina Nüesch—were found hanging from a tree in Salta, Argentina. Investigations that followed declared their deaths to be the result of a suicidal pact. A media frenzy ensued

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Free Pass Movement and Other Blind Spots of the Brazilian Left

The undeniable advances of the last decades in Brazil—economic growth with income redistributions and political stability, among others—are being contested, and why not say, threatened by protests that took over that country in the last months. And this is good.

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