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From former guerillas and journalists, to novela stars and models, Latin American first ladies come in all shapes, sizes and strategy emphasis, thus highlighting the multiple ways female presence and advisement have helped shaped government.

EDITOR’S NOTES: Soft Power: Latin American First Ladies in Presidential Strategy

From former guerillas and journalists, to novela stars and models, Latin American first ladies come in all shapes, sizes and strategy emphasis, thus highlighting the multiple ways female presence and…




How do telenovelas - idols of entertainment and popular culture - exist in the name of agendas they attempt to escape? - Photos (c) (left to right) La Reina del Sur, El Chavo del Ocho, Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso, Narcos, Muñeca Brava, Hasta Que Te Conocí, Yo Soy Betty la Fea

EDITOR’S NOTES: The Economic and Political Power of Telenovelas

How do telenovelas – idols of entertainment and popular culture – exist in the name of agendas they attempt to escape? As the popularity of Latin American telenovelas expand into…



What does the Venezuelan crisis and Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel's death have in common? Photos (c) Univsion 2016

EDITOR’S NOTES: How Mixed Accounts in Mass Media Influence Daily Life and Historic Policies

What does the Venezuelan crisis and Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel’s death have in common? Or one could approach the same big-picture question another way: Many cultured book worms enjoy when the same…


The UN declares August 30th the International Day of the Disappeared, but Latin America has been no foreigner to forced disappearances on any day.

INTERNATIONAL DAY of the DISAPPEARED: Latin America Past and Present

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 65/209 declares August 30th the International Day of the Disappeared. Yet for the past century, Latin America has been no foreigner to forced disappearances…




"Knowledge is power" is becoming more tangible by the day.

ECONOMY: Globalization and Developing Regions Power War in the Information Age

Current trends of globalization – particularly in developing regions such as Lat Am – are provoking renown economists as Joseph Stiglitz to question whether our so-called “knowledge/information based economy” is…



The shared space of the Caribbean develops this culture that surpasses artificial borders and results in a unique pan-Caribbean aesthetic that pushes against reality as a sort of realism.

CULTURE OP-ED: Heightened and Marvelous Reality: The Shared Aesthetic of Alejo Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World and Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective              

Guest article by Sofia Papa and coordinated by Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia College Brantley Nicholson of the  (see…


South American football chiefs have put pressure on UEFA to hold a one-of match between the winners of the Copa America Centenario, Chile, and Portugal – winners of Euro 2016. Photo (c) Getty Images 2016

SPORTS: Copa America Winners Chile to Play Portugal in New Proposal

South American football chiefs have put pressure on UEFA to hold a one-of match between the winners of the Copa America Centenario, Chile, and Portugal – winners of Euro 2016….


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SECURITY: Old Drug War vs. New Counter-Strategies

The modern geopolitics of Latin America’s on-going Drug War highlights the impact of different strategies on combating – and surviving – a war against all odds. The illegal drug trade…


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SECURITY: Hezbollah’s Narcotrafficking Strategy in Latin America

Hezbollah maintains concurrent connections with powerful stakeholders in  Latin America. These characters are linked to money laundering and weapons, principally drug trafficking. According to a study by the US Naval War College, most Hezbollah…