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Published Feb. 21, 2017 01:54 PM

Gone are the debates that Hugo Chávez was subject to. Since last year the Venezuelan dictatorship is a fact, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo and University of Bergen, in an article inVerdens Gang 16 February 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Feb. 21, 2017 01:52 PM

The newspaper Klassekampen, and especially journalist Peter M. Johansen, is a direct mouthpiece for Venezuela's increasingly authoritarian and brutal regime, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo and University of Bergen, in an article on Minerva 15 February 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Feb. 21, 2017 01:16 PM

The workshop will be arranged in Oslo on 15 May 2017.

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Published Feb. 9, 2017 01:04 PM

NorLARNet received seven applications for support to the organization of research related seminars by the deadline 19 January 2017. It was decided to support three of the applications.

Published Feb. 6, 2017 03:24 PM

Donald Trump's first week in the office turned out worse than feared for Mexico, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 31 January 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Jan. 2, 2017 02:00 PM

The Norwegian Latin America policy will require strategic innovation and a large portion of foreign policy courage, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 27 December 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 16, 2016 02:16 PM

It's time to stop talking about the great leader as if he were in a vacuum, as if he were an angel or a tyrant, and to start looking at him as a historical actor, writes Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in an article in Manifest Tidsskrift 14 Desember 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 03:52 PM

For a long time it was believed that Fidel's death was the moment when everything would change dramatically. The truth is that Cuba already is undergoing a comprehensive reform process, writes Ståle Wig, University of Oslo, in an article on NRK Ytring 4 December 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 03:47 PM

The Cuban Revolution split families and generations. These wounds are not healed, writes Hans Jacob Ohldieck, University of Bergen, in an article in Bergens Tidende 30 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 03:44 PM

This autumn millions of Brazilians have taken to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to protest against the non-elected president Michel Temer selling out national oil reserves far below market prices. Statoil is one of the buyers, writes Kjetil Klette Bøhler, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Ukeavisen Ledelse 27 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 6, 2016 03:38 PM

Strictly speaking Fidel Castro was a typical Latin American strong leader, a macho caudillo, or populist, that the region had seen many of before him. But his speaking and leadership skills combined with the Cold War, US policy, and socialism made him bigger than himself, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen, in an article in Verdens Gang 26 November 2016 (in Norwegian).

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. 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)