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For most Paraguayans, however, the Chaco remains as foreign as another country, and the Bioceanic Corridor an afterthought in daily Asunción politics. Corruption and inequality are the concerns of the day, and it is Brazil, rather than the Chaco or Bolivia, that figures most prominently in Paraguayan regional affairs.
By Greg Ross
(Global Americans) Under Argentina’s new government, foreign policy decisions based more on ideological affinity than on greater pragmatism could bare serious consequences for the country, more so when dealing with non-democratic countries. By Alejandro Di Franco
When the demonstrations increased in magnitude, Duque responded by calling on elected mayors and leaders defined in the October elections, to establish a “National Conversation” roundtable to discuss measures aimed at satisfying the agitation on the streets.
By Lorenzo Agüero
As corruption goes in Latin America, it amounted to small beans, but the excess that ended the Uruguayan vice-president's career this month shows the region's politics are still locked in a cycle of sleaze.
A human rights figure cannot be indifferent towards human rights violations that take place in the remaining dictatorships nor they can ignore such evident facts to defend the indefensible. Argentine human rights entities should have been more critical of the Cuban government and express more solidarity towards democratic activists and political prisoners in the island.By Gabriel Salvia
Recently, a third of the members of the UN Human Rights Council were renewed with China, the biggest dictatorship in the world, accumulating no less than 180 votes which gives proof to the assumption that several developed democracies voted in China's favour. The same applies to Cuba and Saudi-Arabia which have received 160 and 152 votes, respectively.
By Gabriel C. Salvia
If Cuba is opening itself to the rest of the world, it should also open up to its own people, according to a statement signed by regional political leaders, academics, diplomats, journalists and activists convened by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL).
Those developments have fueled optimism in Washington “that Latin America is moving toward more rational economic and political policies,” said Gabriel Salvia of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America, an Argentina-based think tank.
Salvia reported by Twitter that Cuban immigration authorities had told him he was “inadmissible” and would deport him on a flight to El Salvador.
Immediately one can listen to the optimistic readings on political changes in Cuba, as if ignoring the repressive regime's skill to hold in power for more than half a century. However, so long as first generation human rights are considered a crime, nothing will change in that country and those who are being released can be sent back to prison anytime.
Néstor Kirchner would easily win re-election as Argentina’s president. What was the thinking behind the decision to have his wife run instead?