Author: Aleszu Bajak

Are journalists in danger in Latin America?

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Se murió Chávez

I was playing tejo when I heard. “Se murió Chávez,” uttered a short woman somewhere in her fifties, looking expressionless at the handful of people who had stopped…

The future of science in Colombia

Can Colombia attract top scientists and spur innovation? On a continent where Brazil, Chile and Argentina are home to distinguished research institutes and robust science budgets, Colombia is…

New oil discovery reignites dispute over Falkland Islands, reins in U.S.

A recently-discovered offshore oil deposit that could contain more than 500 million barrels has reignited the dispute over the Falkland Islands’ sovereignty. Las Malvinas, as they are known…

Patagonian hydroelectric dams approved

The multibillion-dollar HidroAysén project has been given the final green light to build five hydroelectric dams in an untouched area of Chilean Patagonia. HidroAysén proposes to dam up…

Colombia’s FARC rebels. Headed for defeat or hunkering down?

Withering military pressure by President Álvaro Uribe’s government has forced Colombian’s largest leftist rebel group, the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), to dig itself even deeper into…