January 2, 2019

The last few years have been eventful for reproductive rights in Latin America. The region’s abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world — abortion on request is only available in Cuba, Uruguay and Mexico City, and an estimated three-quarters of abortio...

October 27, 2018

After marrying in 2005, Rosario Murillo was the orchestrator of the 2006 campaign that made Mr Ortega, her husband,  president. From then onwards, Mrs Murillo has been much more than the Nicaraguan First Lady.

Significantly, she was made her husband’s spokesperson and w...

September 30, 2018

Black beards, eye patches, hook hands and teeth yellowed by rum – that’s the pop-culture definition of a ‘pirate’. But in economically-collapsing Venezuela, pirates are no longer just fictional characters – they have become a worrying source of criminality along the fr...

January 18, 2018

After Brazil’s first female President, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached in August 2016 on the charge of taking loans from state banks without asking congress for approval, public trust in Brazilian governance has severely deteriorated. With Dilma’s successor, Michel Temer...

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