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February 7, 2024

BRICS expansion: another sign of the world's de-westernisation?

Bernardo Jurema Bernardo Jurema places the recent BRICS expansion into appropriate historical context. It is, he argues, a project to de-westernise the world, opening up new possibilities, including de-colonialisation along the lines of previous historical attempts. It may not be everything that is needed, but it is a significant step forwards Read more
December 5, 2023

Why Milei won’t succeed in repealing Argentina’s abortion policy

Camilla Reuterswärd Javier Milei’s electoral victory ushered in another right-wing populist win in Latin America. The new president threatens to undo a major achievement for women’s rights —Argentina’s abortion legalisation. Yet Milei might not succeed. Camilla Reuterswärd and Cora Fernandez Anderson explain why the radical populist will lose the battle over abortion Read more
November 8, 2023

Prospects for a Mercosur-EU Association Agreement grow dimmer

Juan Cruz Díaz Long-running negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur, aimed at forming an Association Agreement and liberalising trade, have faced numerous hurdles. As the December deadline for signature approaches, doubts loom over the pact’s future, write Juan Cruz Díaz and Carlos José Cruz Infante Read more
November 8, 2023

🔮 When populists meet financial globalisation

Pedro Perfeito Da Silva The recurrent crises that emerged from financial globalisation have fuelled the success of populist parties across the world. Pedro Perfeito da Silva explains how initiatives to curb capital mobility and foreign banking ownership align with the ideological features of different varieties of populism Read more
September 4, 2023

Right-wing populism reaches Argentina

Demian Iglesias Seifert Javier Milei's victory in the primary elections is a sign that Argentina, previously a bastion of left-wing populism, is joining the global trend of right-wing populism. Argentina, writes Demian Iglesias Seifert, is now following the patterns we see in Brazil and El Salvador. Strong support from young men catapulted the La Libertad Avanza leader to first place in the primaries Read more
August 21, 2023

🔮 Tired Argentinian politics give victory to far-right libertarian Milei

Massimo D'Angelo On 13 August 2023, Argentinians took part in primary elections to choose candidates for positions including the presidency. But the established candidates have dropped out of the race. Massimo D’Angelo examines the key results of this election, most notable for the victory of far-right libertarian economist Javier Milei Read more
July 28, 2023

🔮 Peronism in Argentina exemplifies the chamaeleonic nature of populism

Wolfgang Muno Wolfgang Muno and Christian Pfeiffer explore Peronism as a lens to understand Latin American populism. From its roots under Juan Domingo Perón, through neoliberal shifts, to its modern-day forms, Peronism exemplifies the chameleon-like nature of populism and its enduring appeal through a strong sense of political identity Read more
July 17, 2023

Big stakes for the EU-CELAC summit

Carlos José Cruz Infante Heads of state from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean meet on 17 and 18 July in Brussels for the long-awaited EU-CELAC summit. Despite facing a credibility crisis in the region, the EU has the tools to build a credible and strategic partnership going forward, write Carlos Cruz Infante and Johanne Døhlie Saltnes Read more

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