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

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

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

‘A rapist in your path’: Protesting Rape Culture in Latin America

Maria Ascencio is a second year International Relations student at King’s College London. She is the Latin America Editor at International Relations Today and the Editor in Chief for the Latin American Society’s Blog “El Cortao”. The following article is based on academic research and personal experiences.   Some of them carry posters that read the names of victims, some of them wear what we … Continue reading ‘A rapist in your path’: Protesting Rape Culture in Latin America

Latin American protests: not the ‘forgotten continent’ after all

Paula 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.  A trip down memory lane Alfonso Quiroz in his book ‘Corrupt Circles’ examines the history of Peruvian corruption dating back to the arrival of the Conquistadors and the subsequent colonial period, creating … Continue reading Latin American protests: not the ‘forgotten continent’ after all

A violent peace: El Salvador 25 years on

Carly Greenfield is a second year International Relations student with an interest in non-wartime violence, gender theory, and organized crime, especially in Latin America. El Salvador, a state of little more than 6 million people, often falls below the radar in the 21st century. However, 25 years ago, El Salvador was ending a 12-year civil war that had ushered it into a violent Cold War … Continue reading A violent peace: El Salvador 25 years on

Remembering Fidel Castro

Sofia Lesmes is a 1st year international relations and history student at King’s College London. October 25, 2012. I check my school email to get a notification from the principal: “as rumors continue to circulate on Fidel Castro’s health, I would like to inform you of our school’s plan” meaning that if Castro’s death was announced while school was not in session, it would be cancelled the … Continue reading Remembering Fidel Castro

The Colombian Peace Process: Understanding the “NO” Vote

by Sofia Liemann Escobar, a second year War Studies student from Colombia. She is currently the treasurer of the KCL Latin American Society. Her main interests include security, Latin America and organised crime.     “True peace is not merely the absence of war; it is the presence of justice” – Jane Addams, 1931 Nobel prize winner     On the 2nd of October, Colombians … Continue reading The Colombian Peace Process: Understanding the “NO” Vote