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Polarisation and Prospects for Social Harmony in Venezuela

Hugo Chávez needs to address the deep divisions in Venezuelan society.

Nostalgia is not enough: why Venezuela’s opposition failed

The opposition in Venezuela needs to evaluate the reasons for its failure to defeat Hugo Chávez.

Protest movements: the growing anger of the middle classes

Why middle class militancy in developing countries is only just beginning -- thoughts from a Nigerian commentator very relevant to Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other Latin American countries.

Chile: The first dictatorship of globalisation

An eye witness account of the Popular Unity period in Chile, the Pinochet coup and its ongoing aftermath.

Mexico: journalists still an endangered species

Since the PRI returned to power, journalists continue to be targeted with threats, attacks and killings. Self-censorship by the survivors and their media outlets means that the most important stories don't get covered.

Colombia: Alvaro Uribe and the Peace Talks

Former President Alvaro Uribe is critical of the current Colombian government's attempts to secure peace with the FARC guerrillas.

Colombia: does peace have a chance?

Long-term Colombia watcher Professor Jenny Pearce gives her personal reflections on the fraught peace process

Honduras: Election on a knife edge

Doubts grow as to whether the increasingly repressive regime would allow Xiomara Castro, the wife of the deposed president, to take power, were she to win the 24 November presidential elections.

Venezuela: greater state control

With local elections on 8 December, President Maduro gambles his future on tightening his control, says Julia Buxton

Revisiting Paraguay 2

So the economy's booming? Tell that to the poor, says Jan Rocha in the second of her blog posts.

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