• Latin America

    The Legacy of NAFTA in Mexico

    On July 1, 2020, amidst a global environment of pandemic-fueled economic and political uncertainty, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaced the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This transition illustrates the ever-evolving nature of multilateral trade relations between the three regional counterparts, which have had significant impacts on formal

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    The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

    After World War II, one of the first and tenth largest refugee-receiving countries was Venezuela. Today, Venezuela is experiencing a huge exodus of migrants and refugees as a result of the greater political, economic and humanitarian crisis it is facing, however it has not received as much international attention as

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    Local Elections Held in Brazil: A Rapidly Changing Political Landscape

    This November, Brazil held municipal elections across the country that decided city councillors and mayors in over 5000 cities, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Data shows that these 2020 municipal elections saw an increase in more socially diverse candidates. Analysts claim that Brazilians are shifting away from President

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    A House Made of BRICS

    In recent years, the term BRICS has been widely circulated throughout the realm of international relations.  BRICS – an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – refers to the biggest rising powers in the 21st Century. The current shift in the global system poses an opportunity for

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