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Published Dec. 5, 2016 10:47 AM

As the situation for NorLARNet looks at present, this will probably be our last call for applications for seminar support.

Published Nov. 25, 2016 03:00 PM

Latin America has already noticed the Trump effect. Uncertainty and disgust dominate after the elections, especially in Mexico, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 21 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Nov. 7, 2016 03:46 PM

In October Iberoamericana - Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies was relaunched as an open access digital journal with a Nordic basis, replacing its print edition that has been published at the University of Stockholm since 1977. The re-launch of Iberoamericana signifies a new era for Latin American Studies in the Nordic Region.

Published Nov. 7, 2016 02:22 PM

Daniel Ortega may have more support today than he did in the eighties. But neither the man nor the policy is recognizable, writes Axel Borchgrevink, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Bistandsaktuelt 3 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 31, 2016 01:41 PM

NorLARNet is looking for collaboration with a  Norwegian institution interested in organizing an intensive PhD course (3-4 days) in 2017 on a Latin America related topic.  NorLARNet will support such a course with NOK 60 000 in addition to providing administrative support.

Published Oct. 21, 2016 02:03 PM

The Norwegian media presentation of an abrupt transition from war to peace in Colombia ignores the peace efforts at the grassroots level, writes Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Klassekampen 20 October 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 18, 2016 11:17 AM

NorLARNet received eight applications for support to the organization of research related seminars by the deadline 6 October 2016. It was decided to support four of the applications.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 11:55 AM

The Nobel Peace Prize balances well idealism and political realism. On the way forward, it must be ensured that it does not also contribute to an accord that will create new social conflicts, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 11 October 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 11, 2016 10:51 AM

The growing protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is no right-wing conspiracy, writes Aslak Orre, Chr. Michelsen Institute, in an article in Klassekampen 6 October 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 15, 2016 01:39 PM

The chaos in Brazil and Venezuela dominates the news. The problems in both countries stems from old challenges to democracy in Latin America, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 13 September 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 15, 2016 01:38 PM

Amidst Latin America's human rights crisis, there are many indications that the Norwegian government continues its far-reaching reduction of involvement in the region, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagsavisen on 13 September 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 14, 2016 09:55 AM

On Wednesday 31 August the Senate in Brazil adopted with 61 against 20 votes to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. With the  impeachment process a special era has come to an end, writes Einar Braathen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Klassekampen 5 September 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 16, 2016 01:59 PM

The political crisis in Brazil is dangerous for the country’s green forests, write Solveig Aamodt, Erlend Andre Tveiten Hermansen and Borgar Aamaas, all CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, in an article in CICERO’s magazine Klima 9 August 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 12, 2016 05:14 PM

Is President Daniel Ortega about to reintroduce the authoritarian family dynasty he himself helped defeat in Nicaragua? asks Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 9 August 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 8, 2016 11:32 AM

The Mexican government has succeeded in stimulating more investments protected from violence, while totally ignoring the deep Mexico's cry for social justice, write Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, and Karol Gil-Vásquez in an article in Bergens Tidende on 8 August 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 5, 2016 02:26 PM

Never has the local support been so weak for any Summer Olympics as for the ones that open today, writes Einar Braathen, Oslo and Akershus University College, in an article in Klassekampen 5 August 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian)

Published Aug. 5, 2016 09:38 AM

The unfortunate alliance between megalomaniac politicians, profit-hungry developers and an omnipotent IOC inflicts more harm than good on the host cities, writes Torkjell Leira, University of Oslo, in an article in Aftenposten 5 August 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 3, 2016 10:59 AM

The peace agreement in Colombia does not just put an end to a conflict that has lasted over 50 years. It has found some unique solutions, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 5 July 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published July 26, 2016 03:24 PM

The Peruvians have with the least possible margin elected a white, liberal multimillionaire with US passport for president. A conservative neoliberal populist of Japanese ancestry is leading the opposition, writes Birger Angvik, professor emeritus at the University of Bergen in an article in Dag og Tid 24 June 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian)

Published June 7, 2016 02:59 PM

Venezuela's collapse is the story about what happens when you systematically exclude expertise and critical voices that can help adjusting the political course of a country, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 31 May 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 20, 2016 04:09 PM

If Vice President Temer succeeds in bringing Brazil back to a corrupt status quo in the Congress, then the optimism Brazilians have felt as a result of popular mobilization for democracy and better public services, as well as the judiciary's relentless corruption hunt, will soon disappear, write Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, and Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College, in an article in Dagsavisen 20 April 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 20, 2016 04:05 PM

Searching for a single explanation is probably futile, but research has provided a new understanding of the dynamics behind the violence, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 19 April 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 15, 2016 02:27 PM

NorLARNet will award a scholarship of 4,000 kroner per month for a period of 10 months (second semester 2016 and first semester 2017) to a master student enrolled at an academic institution in the Oslo area.

Deadline for applications: 26 May 2016

 

Published Apr. 11, 2016 05:26 PM

An impeachment can, rather than contribute to political stability, lead to further chaos and open a Pandora's box of challenges Brazilian politics have never seen before, write Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College, and  Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 8 April 2016 ( in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 11, 2016 05:25 PM

It all started as a money laundering case, and now it is the largest investigation in Brazilian history. Now  all Brazilian politicians share the same concern: How to stop Judge Moro and the lava-jato investigation? write Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College, and  Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo, in an article in Klassekampen 5 April 2016 (pdf, in Norwegian).