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.
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.
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.
Hans Egil Offerdal and Benedicte Bull on the work of the Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel in an article in Bergens Tidende 16 April 2012.
Torkjell Leira comments an article in Morgenbladet, arguing that indigenous peoples and the environment pay the price for Brazil's economic progress.
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.
The reactions in Bolivia are strong after a violent police action against indigenous demonstrators, state Cecilie Hirsch, PHD fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo / Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and John-Andrew McNeish Associate Professor at Noragric, UMB in this article published in Klassekampen.
There is a lot to learn from the students' and pupils' fight against the Chilean education system, writes Benedicte Bull from the University of Oslo in this article pblished in Klassekampen.
With a focus on solving the Cubans daily poeocupations, president Raúl Castro has proven to be more pragmatic than his brother Fidel, write Hans Jacob Ohlidieck and Even Underlid from the University of Bergen in this article in Bergens Tidende.
In this blog post Benedicte Bull points out that the return of Honduras to the Organization of American States, is of great significance not only for Honduras, but also for Latin American regional cooperation.
It is unacceptable that Oslo Freedom Forum has invited CELTYV to this year's event, an Argentine organization which claims to work for the victims of terrorism from the political left, but which in reality intends to rewrite the brutal history of the dictatorship, write Benedicte Bull and Johannes Nymark in this article (in Norwegian) in Dagbladet 11 May 2012.
"What has been termed the “worst natural disaster in Brazil for decades” is, at closer scrutiny, more manmade than ‘natural’. In the rather successful state of Brazil, several city areas resemble failed states", writes Einar Braathen in an article on The NIBR International Blog, posted on 24 january 2011.
Social and economic inequality has for the last years been reduced in Latin America, for the first time in decades. In this article in Dagbladet on 14 December, associate professor Benedicte Bull at University of Oslo discusses the reasons behind this change.
In this article, published in Klassekampen between first and second election round, Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, comments the two final candidates and the election campaign.
Ecuador has again been the scene of political unrest. In this article in Bergens Tidende, Hans Egil Offerdal at UiB Global, University of Bergen, takes a critical look at the way President Correa governs the country.
In this article in Bergens Tidende, Johannes Nymark from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) traces the lines from the deadly Operation Condor in the seventies to USA's present use of military bases to control Latin American goverments.
Unlike many traditional Mexican Catholic bishops, this years Rafto Prize laureate, José Raúl Vera López, is not afraid to defy the rich and powerful, as pointed out in this article by Hans Egil Offerdal at UiB Global, University of Bergen, first published in Vårt Land.