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The Latest Trends And Issues Of Latin America

Steve Scher
12/22/2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Brazil has some of the world's strictest environmental regulations. Are they working? If the regulations don't work, what's the risk to ecosystems and global climate? Then, South American societies are typically male–dominated, but they have little trouble electing female heads of state. Why is that? Finally, the Honduran government is trying to institute libertarian ideals. How will that affect the country? As our intern Eilis O'Neill leaves to work in Argentina, we bid adios by examining these issues.


Richard Conlin is the president of the Seattle City Council.

Kristina Mani is an associate professor of politics at Oberlin College. She teaches courses about international relations and Latin American politics, and her publications include "Democratization And Military Transformation In Argentina" and "Chile: Rethinking Rivalry" and articles in Armed Forces and Society, Bulletin of Latin American Research, and Latin American Politics and Society.

Mauricio Vivero is the executive director of the Seattle International Foundation. He works on issues of poverty around the world, including a number of recent projects in Honduras. Vivero was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated to the United States in 1970.

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