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Latin American Cities in the Age of AI: Navigating the Technological Revolution


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming cities. It is redefining how governments plan, manage, and police them. It is also reshaping the circumstances under which citizens work, move, and engage in civic life. The long-term impacts of AI in urban environments are still uncertain. However, transformations will likely be profound and enduring as these technologies advance […]

Cities and Communities

The Future of Food in Latin America: Embracing Insect Protein


Food systems play a crucial role in ensuring global food security and good nutrition. However, traditional protein sources such as beef, fish, and plant-based proteins require significant amounts of natural resources – particularly land and water – and contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for approximately 26% of global emissions. As a major food […]


The False Dilemma in the Argentine Election of 2021: Not Whether to Postpone or Suspend the Election, but How to Conduct It


The year 2021 is a year of national elections in Argentina. At the federal level, this election is not for President, but for Congressmen and Congresswomen. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the territory of Argentina, in mid-April, the Argentine Congress announced it will debate postponing the national elections to be held in […]

COVID 19, Mass Media and Political Communication: Insights from México’s Federal Government Administration


National polls ran by some of the most renowned national newspapers in México, show that the level of acceptance of the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is one of the highest in the country’s history. Nevertheless, a highly polarized public opinion about federal government intervention is observable. Considering some research made by the author, it […]

The case of the United States Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela


  Declared as one of the worst humanitarian disaster in modern time[i], the global health crisis is further straining Venezuela. The country that lays on the world’s largest oil reserve, is unable to meet people’s basic needs of food, hygiene, and minimal protective equipment[ii] in times of a pandemic. To this end, on September 19, […]

Latin America in the Limbo


Latin America in the limbo By Iván Goldman When Mauricio Claver-Carone was elected as president of the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) last September, a 60-year tradition was broken, deepening the irrelevancy of Latin America in the global stage. This is so because the IADB, a key player when it comes to funding projects for […]

The Ugly and Not-so-ugly Truth About Social Progress in Mexico


On January 30th, 2020, a few moments after Mexico’s Statistical Agency (INEGI) released its advance estimate of the country’s economic growth, Mexico’s President–Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)–stood in front of reporters for his daily morning press conference. It had become harder for AMLO to dodge the concerns posed by analysts and journalists about the perception of Mexico’s lack of economic growth.

Latin America’s New and Old Challenges, an Interview with Mauricio Cárdenas by César Pabón


This article appears in the Spring 2020 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal released in May 2020. You can order the edition here. Former Minister Mauricio Cardenas responded to the questions formulated by LAPJ Editor-in-Chief Cesar Pabon on 25 January 2020. What follows is a lightly edited transcript. LAPJ: What are your views on the […]

Latin America’s Challenges and International Cooperation, an Interview with Isabel Guerrero by Ana Maria Garcia


This article appears in the Spring 2020 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal released in May 2020.  How do you think the common challenges of Latin America have changed in the past twenty years? In the early 2000s we were discussing the middle-income trap and how to deal with the dependency of commodities of […]

Latin America’s Challenging External Environment: Old and New Forces, by Carmen M. Reinhart


This article appears in the Spring 2019 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal released on April 2019. Looking ahead, Latin America faces no shortage of policy challenges, and many (if not most) of these have domestic economic and political roots. The problems confronting individual countries vary markedly in origin, nature, and severity, so it […]

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Why Latin America could be the next frontier for Syrian refugees


Latin America presents a promising opportunity to resettle some of the millions of Syrian refugees in camps and urban slums in Europe.


Respecting Trans* Identities: Recent Movements for the Legal Recognition of Gender Identity in Latin America


Latin America has historically struggled with the issue of prejudice against trans* individuals and those whose identity or self-expression do not conform to the traditional gender binary. This problem continues to the present day, with widespread reports of violence and discrimination against trans* people across Central and South America. In recent years, however, policy makers […]

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