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Published Nov. 25, 2014 2:31 PM

Mexicans no longer accepts that the drug cartels alone are to blame for killings, abductions and threats. Read the article by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, on NRK Ytring 20 November, or the Spanish translation.

Published Nov. 18, 2014 2:24 PM

The 43 missing and probably killed teacher students from Ayotzinapa are unfortunately not an exceptional event. It fits into a horrific pattern, writes Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen in an article on 18 November in Bergens Tidende.

Published Nov. 18, 2014 12:05 PM

The Research Council of Norway has developed roadmaps for research collaboration with the eight priority partner countries outside the EU / EEA, among them Brazil.

See article on NFRs web site (in Norwegian).

Published Nov. 18, 2014 12:02 PM

Agreements have recently been signed between The Research Council of Norway (NFR) and their Brazilian counterpart, The National Council for Scientific and Technologial Development (CNPq); and between NFR and Innovation Norway  and the Brazilian counterpart of Innovation Norway, the Studies and Projects Financing Agency (FINEP). The agreements open for joint calls for proposals in all areas.

See article on NFR's web site (in Norwegian).

Published Nov. 3, 2014 11:54 PM

Dilma Rousseff’s narrow victory in the 2014 president elections – 51.64 percent against Aécio Neves’ 48.36 percent – offers more questions than answers.

Published Oct. 14, 2014 11:14 AM

The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) has announced that the winners of the award for the best master thesis 2013/2014 are:

Lisa Govasli Nilsen from the University of Oslo, Department of Political Science, with the thesis “Patterns of wartime sexual violence. Perspectives from Colombia”

Anna Gudbjört Sveinsdottir, from the University of Oslo, Centre for Development and the Environment, with the thesis “Land Tenure and Tourism Development in Nicaragua. A case study from Playa Gigante.”

 

Published Oct. 13, 2014 5:18 PM

From Che Guevara to Pope Francis: the Third World lives on in Latin America. Article by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo in Manifest tidsskrift 8 October 2014.

Published Oct. 13, 2014 4:32 PM

The candidates in Brazil’s elections are strikingly similar in their proposals, writes Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research in an article (pdf) in Klassekampen 4 October 2014.

Published Oct. 6, 2014 11:29 PM

It is not a shortage of progressive ideals that is to blame for the left's currrent lack of inspiration by Latin America, writes Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in this article in Manifest tidsskrift 30 September 2014.

Published Aug. 12, 2014 12:21 AM

Latin America protests against the war in Gaza, and Israel would do well to take the criticism seriously, writes Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in this article in Dagbladet 11 August 2014.

Published Aug. 5, 2014 1:05 PM

In this article in Morgenbladet on 4 July, Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, points out that negotiations in Bogotá are at least equally important as talks in Havana to end Latin America's longest civil war.

Published June 16, 2014 5:57 PM

If problems arise during the World Cup, it may become President Dilma Roussef's political downfall, claims Kristian Hoelscher from University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in this article in Aftenposten 14 June.

Published June 2, 2014 2:04 PM

25 years after the end of the Cold War, the  Cuban leaders have taken on a historical vocation: to reinvent socialism, writes Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in an article in Bergens Tidende 1 June.

Published Apr. 16, 2014 1:20 PM

Tourism development along the coast of Nicaragua comes at the expense of the land rights obtained  by the poorest part of the  population after the revolution, write Anna G. Sveinsdóttir and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, in this article on Radikal Portal 29 March.

Published Apr. 16, 2014 1:19 PM

What has been achieved after 15 years on a red tide, and what does the future hold for the Latin American Left? asks Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, in this article in Manifest tidsskrift on 11 April.

Published Apr. 8, 2014 3:51 PM

Researchers from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs will be among the presenters at a seminar in Mexico City on 8 April on armed violence, organized crime and politics in Latin America.

See announcement.

Published Apr. 3, 2014 10:21 AM

In this article in Klassekampen on 28 March, Einar Baathen, NIBR, points out how Brazil, fifty years after the coup, is still clearly marked by the military dictatorship.

Published Mar. 17, 2014 1:34 PM

One year after the appointment of Pope Francis, has the Catholic Church become a church for the poor, and has the world's poor found their advocate? asks Hans Egil Offerdal, University of Bergen, in an article in Dagen 13 March.

Published Mar. 13, 2014 1:34 PM

Article by Audun Solli, research fellow at the University of Oslo, on the recent demonstrations in Venezuela.

Published Feb. 6, 2014 2:29 PM

In an article at Radikal Portal 1 February, Even Sandvik Underlid, University of Bergen, discusses last years' economic and political changes in Cuba, to understand which way the country is heading.

Published Feb. 6, 2014 1:44 PM

The Mexican government's recognition of the self-defence forces in Michoacán may have created a monster that will undermine its own legitimacy, claims Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in an article in Klassekampen 1 February 2014.

Published Dec. 6, 2013 10:25 AM

The entanglement of political, economic and military elites and criminal groups undermines the possibility of finding a solution to the crisis that has made Honduras a "narco state", writes Benedicte Bull , University of Oslo, on NRK ytring 23 November.

Published Sep. 20, 2013 11:01 AM

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.

Published Sep. 16, 2013 4:35 PM

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.

Published June 28, 2013 2:17 PM

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.