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Broad Regional Integration or a Case-by-Case Basis?

The AQ blog recently published an excellent article analyzing the effectiveness and utility of broad, multinational coalitions in the Americas: This is not to call for unilateralism or a…

Violence in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil’s Image Gap

Though we were a bit slow on the uptake, LatAmThought recently published an article on World Politics Review analyzing the impact of the internationally-newsworthy violence in Rio de Janeiro…

“Tres Perguntas a…LatAmThought”

The Portuguese Daily Economico recently asked on our open forum to answer a few questions regarding the comments made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during the week of…

Honduras is unique, but not alone

More than a month on, the 28 June coup in which Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly removed by the Honduran military has morphed into an internal power struggle…

A Silver Lining in the Cloud

Mounting political tensions in Honduras finally spilled over on 28 June 2009, the day the nation was set to vote on the “cuarta urna“, a proposal from back…

LASA: Reflections on Blogging on Latin America

I very much enjoyed Eliot’s last blog entry on news sources and how they’re suffering from, or at least needing to adapt to, the massive flow of news…

“If it exists in the microwave, we’ll cook it”

Readers be warned: This is another post that talks about the newspaper industry. Most (if not all) bloggers are inherently news junkies, so this should hardly come as a surprise. Yet…

LASA: Some thoughts on security in Brazil and Central America

The Latin America Studies Association (LASA) bi-annual conference is taking place in Rio de Janeiro this year. With over 5,000 participants, it is supposed to be one of…

US-Brazil relations

While much of the media attention in the following days is sure to focus on Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina woman to join the Supreme Court,…

LatAmThought on Twitter!

LatAmThought is now on Twitter! Our mission remains the same – to share interesting stories from Latin America – but in microblogging form. Follow us @LatAmThought.

An Apology

Dear LatAmThought Readers: We would like to apologize for a lack of posting during the last few weeks. Our mission to deliver relevant, timely, insightful content that connects…

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…

The End of the Drug War?

U.S. policy on drugs is as close to center stage as it has been probably since ten years ago, when Plan Colombia was first debated in Congress. This…

Forgotten Continent?

I agree with Current History magazine’s assessment of Michael Reid’s new book, Forgotten Continent: The Battle of Latin America’s Soul (see William Finan’s review). The sensationalist title borders…

First post coming soon…

This blog is a space for young professionals researching and analyzing current events in Latin America to share news and their own analysis about the region. It is…