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Published Nov. 2, 2017 10:13 AM
Published Dec. 11, 2017 8:11 PM

Welcome to a national gathering of master students writing about

Latin America!

Published Dec. 12, 2017 9:13 AM

The organizers have published a call for proposals for panels for the 10th conference of the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN). The conference, titled “Epochal shifts in current Latin America?”, will take place in Oslo on 25 and 26 October 2018. Deadline for proposals for panels: 10 February

See the call.

Published Jan. 9, 2018 10:25 AM

A deeply corrupt left-wing is unlikely to be an attractive alternative to right-wing populist governments, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Bergens Tidende 6 January 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Jan. 5, 2018 10:44 AM

Experience with Venezuela made me become a strong defender of traditional rather than alternative media, writes Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen, in an article in Bergens Tidende 3 January 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Jan. 4, 2018 2:47 PM

In 2018 almost three quarters of Latin America’s population will get a new head of state, in elections marked by much uncertainty, contempt for politicians, and distrust of institutions as a result of corruption charges. And not a single country has a female candidate with real chances of winning, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Bistandsaktuelt 4 January 2018 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 12, 2017 11:35 AM

Eight years after the spectacular "pyjamas coup", Honduras is again the scene of a democratic crisis with regional consequences, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 12 December 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Dec. 12, 2017 9:54 AM

At least 56 social leaders have been killed since the ratification of the peace agreement in Colombia, writes Cornelia Helmcke, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, in an article at forskning.no 11 December 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Nov. 9, 2017 4:18 PM

Few predicted ten years ago what is happening now in Latin America: Democracy is in crisis, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 7 November 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 9, 2017 10:31 AM

In the shadow of USA’s blunders and historically poor reputation, Russia and China is fighting for natural resources and influence in Latin America, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 3 October 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 22, 2017 2:38 PM

NorLARNet will award a scholarship of 4,000 kroner per month for a period of 7 months (November 2017 - May 2018) to a master student enrolled at an academic institution in the Oslo area.

Deadline for applications:  10 October 2017

 

Published Sep. 11, 2017 4:12 PM

When assessing the legacy of the Olympic Games in Rio, human sufferings caused by evictions must be included, writes Margit Ystanes, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagsavisen 4 September 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Sep. 4, 2017 1:01 PM

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 was a success as an event. But now, one year later, a dark image of the city is being revealed, writes Einar Braathen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in an article in Dagbladet 2 September 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 30, 2017 1:23 PM

The Guatemalan case shows that the fight against corruption and for peace is not a struggle that can be won once and for all, but must be fought every day, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 29 August 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Aug. 22, 2017 3:35 PM

On August 15th, it is 100 years since the most famous Catholic martyr in Latin America was born. He is referred to as the voice of the voiceless, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Vårt Land 15 August 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published July 25, 2017 1:41 PM

The net seems to be closing in on President Nicolás Maduro, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 25 July 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published July 25, 2017 12:41 PM

Nicolás Maduro's grip on power is increasingly dependent on repressing the protests by force of arms. The test of strength in Venezuela is approaching a climax with two competing referendums in two weeks, writes Aslak J. Orre, Chr. Michelsen Institute, in an article in Aftenposten 21 July 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published July 18, 2017 10:47 AM

Brazilian President Michel Temer visits Norway, but his environmental and indigenous policies are not welcome, writes Yuri Kasahara, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and Torkjell Leira, University of Oslo, an article in Dagsavisen 22 June 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published July 3, 2017 1:00 PM

Under the UTFORSK programme, The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) have issued a joint call for applications for funding of joint projects between higher education institutions in Norway and Brazil. The application deadline is 11 September 2017 at 15:00 CET.

See the call.

Published June 20, 2017 9:50 AM

The Brazilian president Michel Temer’s visit to Norway might offer a welcome breathing space for the president himself, but it can put the Norwegian long-term Brazil engagement to the test, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 19 June 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published June 9, 2017 1:56 PM

The programme at The Research Council of Norway  has been running for almost a decade and has provided funding for 70 projects. It will be evaluated by Technopolis Group. Former and present project leaders in the programme will be contacted.

See the NFR news article.

Published May 23, 2017 9:47 AM

Venezuela can be thrown into a conflict that might take decades to resolve, unless a negotiated solution is soon achieved, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 16 May 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published May 16, 2017 8:58 AM

Venezuela could become a new Cuba or a new Libya. The country is now at breaking point, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Morgenbladet 12 May 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 18, 2017 3:22 PM

A year after the grand celebration it is as if Cuba is stuck in the elevator, waiting for it to either go further upwards towards a modernization of the economy and democratization of politics, or for the wire to break and the elevator to plunge towards the abyss, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Dagsavisen 11 April 2017 (in Norwegian).

Published Apr. 4, 2017 11:18 AM

The 56th International Congress of Americanists (ICA) will take place in Salamanca, Spain from the 15th to the 20th of July of 2018.

See the website of the congress.