Latin America

Cuba Sin Castro

The end of communism in the Americas?

For the first time in over sixty years, a member of the Castro family will not be leading Cuba. At the end of another five-year term as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raúl Castro, who took the reins from his older brother Fidel in 2008, is finally taking a back seat. His
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Brazil at War: The Return of Lula

Introduction On March 8th, a new development sent shockwaves throughout the entire landscape of Brazilian politics. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had his convictions for corruption and money laundering from 2017 overturned, leaving him, at least temporarily, as one of the leading contenders in the 2022 election, and current President Jair Bolsonaro’s most
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Brazil and the Amazon: Current destruction and Historical Exploitation

The history of mistreatment of the "world's lungs"

“The rainforests of Brazil are being torn down” pontificated Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate just over a month a half ago. With the COVID-19 Crisis and the ensuing economic malaise and political turmoil that followed, many may have forgotten that this issue is still unresolved. The US politician and presidential contender, in what
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