Xiomara Castro – Finally a ray of light for Honduras

Emilio Faulkner is a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading Xiomara Castro – Finally a ray of light for Honduras

Colombia, abortion and the Green Wave taking hold of Latin America

Emilio Faulkner is a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading Colombia, abortion and the Green Wave taking hold of Latin America

Costa Rica’s lesson to the rest of Latin America

Emilio Faulkner is a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading Costa Rica’s lesson to the rest of Latin America

COVID-19 in Latin America – a long-term blessing in a very convincing disguise?

Emilio Faulkner is a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading COVID-19 in Latin America – a long-term blessing in a very convincing disguise?

Latin America is Back

Emilio Faulkner is a second year IR student in the Department of War Studies. Due to his Honduran heritage he is motivated to take on the position of Latin America Editor for IR Today. He believes Latin America is often understudied and disregarded in the study of IR. Emilio is therefore excited to have the opportunity to fill this void and explore the region’s role … Continue reading Latin America is Back

Choosing the lesser of evils – Latin American elections

Paula is a third year IR student from Peru with a strong interest in Latin American politics and economics. She really enjoys writing thought-provoking pieces about current affairs and the future of our world.  Latin America has been the hardest hit continent by the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus was not contained despite extensive and strict lockdowns in many countries, particularly in Peru … Continue reading Choosing the lesser of evils – Latin American elections

There is light at the end of the tunnel… but Peru must change the tunnel it is currently on

Paula Arrus is a second year IR student from Peru with a strong interest in Latin American politics and economics. She enjoys writing thought-provoking pieces about current affairs and the future of our world. She is extremely passionate about football too and supports ‘the greatest club in England: Manchester City’. Mandatory national quarantine in Peru began in mid-March, and with it came incredibly positive press … Continue reading There is light at the end of the tunnel… but Peru must change the tunnel it is currently on

Brazil: Racism through the lens of the developing world

Lucia just finished her first year of International Relations BA at KCL. She is interested in International development and exposing political issues in the Global South. Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests have actively challenged white supremacy around the world, and Brazil is no exception. However, ​protests in Rio that occurred on the 7th​ of June perhaps resonated deeper than elsewhere in the world. Although the BLM protests … Continue reading Brazil: Racism through the lens of the developing world

Sustainability Superhero: Why You Should be Rooting for Costa Rica and President Alvarado

Gabrielle Heal is second year International Relations student at King’s College London. She is a staff writer at International Relations Today.    “His actions serve to remind the world that even small nations can take the lead,” as Ban Ki-Moon, former United Nations Secretary-General, describes Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado following the leader’s awarding of a place in Time’s Next 100 Most Influential People of … Continue reading Sustainability Superhero: Why You Should be Rooting for Costa Rica and President Alvarado

Argentina’s ticking debt cycle

Paula Arrus is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London and a Staff Writer for International Relations Today. Image source: https://www.ft.com/content/9161f0c0-caff-11e9-a1f4-3669401ba76f In the past, sovereign defaults in emerging markets were mainly associated with financial crisis in the rich world as the former were practically unable to shield themselves from the latter’s spillover effects. However, now sovereign defaults have been influenced by a … Continue reading Argentina’s ticking debt cycle