Analysis and opinions - Page 5
The Vatican is shaken by Pope Francis’ warm reception of the father of Liberation Theology, Gustavo Gutiérrez, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in this article in Bergens Tidende 17 September.
In this blog post at NRK ytring 11 September Benedicte Bull and Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Oslo, write about the long shadows of the military dictatorship in Chile, as new elections are coming up.
Enormously expensive and questionable construction projects, as well as the displacement of tens of thousands of families, are the background for the largest protests in decades in Brazil, writes Einar Braathen , Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, in this article in Klassekampen 19 June.
In an article in Aftenposten 14 May 18 Norwegian Latin America researchers criticize Oslo Freedom Forum for being politically biased in relation to Latin America, weakening its credibility as a human rights forum. See also the response and follow-up.
Article (in Norwegian) by Leiv Marsteintredet on how presidential democracies solve the problems caused by presidential successions, related to the present situation in Venezuela.
In an article published in Aftenposten 22 February Cecilie Hirsch, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, critcizes the newspaper's coverage of the elections in Ecuador for being based on several erroneous allegations.
In this article (in Norwegian) from Aftenposten 1 February 2013 Benedicte Bull, associate professor at the University of Oslo, and Osvaldo Dorich criticize an article by Bård Larsen for repeating Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet's key arguments.
Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 10 January 2013 by Audun Solli, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, about the political future of Venezuela if Hugo Chávez' health prevents him from continuing as president.
Ten years have passed since Brazil's history took a new turn with the election of Lula da Silva as president. In this blog post (in Norwegian) Torkjell Leira explores the importance of Lula's years in office.
Article (In Norwegian) from NRK Ytring October 15th by Jemima García-Godos. The negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government, which began in Oslo on Wednesday 17th, could not have had a better starting point. It is allowed to hope that they will succeed, writes the author.
Article (in Norwegian) from Klassekampen 13 October by Camila Gianella and Catalina Vallejo from Chr Michelsen Institute, on what to expect from the peace negotiations between FARC and the Colombian government.
An article on 25 August by Johannes Nymark, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) focusing on the removal from office of president Fernando Lugo in Paraguay and the reactions from Latin American countries and the USA, sparked a lively debate in Bergens Tidende with Leiv Marsteintredet (4 Sept and 11 Sept), University of Bergen and Dave Watson (6 Sept and 17 Sept), The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG).
South America is an example that it is possible to overcome international crises without a social disaster. The only thing that is needed is political will, writes Heidi Lundeberg, leader of The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (LAG), in this article in Aftenposten on 15 August.
Article (in Norwegian) from Bergens Tidende 28 June by Camila Gianella, researcher at Chr Michelsen Institute, about the population in Espinar in Peru fighting an intense battle against the mining company Xstrata. Several protesters have been killed in violent clashes with police. The Norwegian Government Pension Fund has invested in Xstrata.
Pentecostals often points out Guatemala as an example of the miracles God works, writes Gina Lende, researcher at PRIO and Menighetsfakultetet, in an article in Stavanger Aftenblad 29 May.
Rather than attacking Argentina for renationalizing petroleum companies, Spain should take lessons from the country's crisis management, argues Johannes Nymark in this article in Klassekampen 26 May.
Article by Jorge Balarezo on the ongoing conflict about the Conga mining project in Peru and the challenges it represesents for Humala's government (Engl.)
Hans Egil Offerdal and Benedicte Bull on the work of the Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel in an article in Bergens Tidende 16 April 2012.
Article written by Paulo Guimaraes based on his book “Brasil-Noruega: construção de parcerias em áreas de importância estratégica” (2011). The book is presently (March 2012) under translation to Norwiegan, and will be presented in an event in Oslo on 28 March 2012
Torkjell Leira comments an article in Morgenbladet, arguing that indigenous peoples and the environment pay the price for Brazil's economic progress.
Johannes Nymark writes abouth the long history and recent actuality of the Argentinian-British conflict over the Falkland Islands in an article published in Klassekampen 2 February 2012 - page 1 , page 2 .
The discrimination against Haitians in the Dominican Republic, and the work of Sonia Pierre, is the topic of this article by Jørgen Yri, NTNU, published in Adresseavisen.
Article by Cecilie Hirsch and John-Andrew McNeish regarding the conflict between lowland indigenous and the (indigenous led) government in Bolivia.
Article by Marcos Fabián Mosenson on Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s current challenges.
Current President Daniel Ortega is predicted by all polls to win the coming Sunday's presidential elections in Nicaragua in what Olav Eggebø calls a magical-realist chronicle of an electoral victory foretold. Article by Olav Eggebø.