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Barbaro: "These anti-liberal policies seemed to be the solution to underdevelopment in South America, but were the opposite." Photo (c) Centro Tampa 2017

OP-ED: POLITICS: Can Leftist Populism be Defeated in South America?

(Cross-posted article by Facundo Barbaro; Yound Diplomats) – The latest elections and polls led the world to believe that the depleted and drifting leftist governments of the region were about to…




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…


The re-questioning of Venezuela's Mercosur acceptability marks a corner stone in South America's historical bell shape curve. Photo (c) La Nación Argentina 2016

MERCOSUR: Venezuela Crisis and Big Picture Regional Implications

Venezuela’s assuming of the Mercosur pro-tempore presidency has not only tested the  regional economic bloc’s crisis-era resilience, but furthermore right and left-wing governmental relations – public and private. The re-questioning…


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…








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Economy: A divided Latin America

The absence of Latin America’s leftist governments at the recent Ibero-American summit highlights the region’s divide, but it is primarily a question of politics rather than one of economics. Lined…


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Brazil: corruption scandal picking up pace

The investigation into the Petrobras corruption scandal might sink President Rousseff’s second term before it has scarcely begun. In Brazil only “prostitutes, blacks and the poor” are ever arrested. So…






Cafu holds aloft the 2002 World Cup in Japan.

Sport: Latin American World Cup Guide

As the World Cup kicks off this week in Brazil, Pulsamerica examines the chances of the Latin American teams participating in the tournament this year Cafu holds aloft the 2002…