Monthly Archives: March 2016

Keeping the Balance: Cuban Path to Development
By admin March 25, 2016

  On March 21, US President Barack Obama landed in Havana as his first trip to Cuba following the historic thaw in the US-Cuban relations last year. This unprecedentedvisit takes place approximately ninety years after Calvin Coolidge’s presidential trip to the small island. With references to the end of the Cold War, numerous American delegations–between

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Sports as a Means of Advancing Gender Equality
By admin March 24, 2016

Recent events in the world of sports have re-ignited the debate over the value of women in sports. While women in the Global North fight for equal pay, women in the Global South often fight just for the opportunity to play. While there may still be issues on the global scale with inequality in men’s

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Humanitarian Relief in the Wake of Cyclone Winston
By admin March 17, 2016

  Last month, Cyclone Winston wreaked havoc throughout the South Pacific, reaching wind speeds of up to 285 km/h (180 mph), killing at least 44 people, and causing over $250 million (USD) in damage. It is the strongest storm ever recorded to have hit the Fijian islands, and it is the deadliest storm to have

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Cybersecurity and ICT Infrastructure in Latin America and Caribbean Region
By admin March 16, 2016

  A recent publication by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has analyzed and scrutinized the status of ICT and cybersecurity in 32 participating countries across the Latin America & Caribbean region. According to the report, despite governments’ different attitudes towards ICT and cybersecurity there are seven major trends and patterns that can be observed in this

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Lessons for South-South Cooperation from PetroCaribe
By admin March 10, 2016

  PetroCaribe began in 2005, after the establishment of The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), largely as an economic agreement between Venezuela and Cuba. The premise was simple: Venezuela, being an oil-rich nation, would provide up to 125,000 barrels of oil a day at a low cost to energy-dependent Caribbean countries

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Colombia’s Silent Crisis: Forced Displacements and the Fate of the Forgotten
By admin March 9, 2016

  Colombia’s long-lasting civil war, between the state and different rebel groups (guerillas), has had drastic effects on the economic, social and political life of Colombians. Internal displacements and forced movements inside the country has been one of the direct consequences of this protracted conflict. At one point, Colombia was recognized to be the home

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Re-examining the Kerala Development Model
By admin March 3, 2016

Over the past few decades, the South Indian state of Kerala has made significant advances in development and the improvement of the quality of life for its average citizen. The beginnings of what has become known as the “Kerala Model” of development arose from the establishment of the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram in

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European Refugee Crisis: Trends and Developments
By admin March 2, 2016

In the last five years, and with the intensification of the Syrian crisis, the EU has found, once again, its proximity and its shared fate with the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) nations. European build-up after World War II, with the assistance of American capital, for a brief moment brought a massive institutionalization, and

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