Last week the leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru created the so-called “Forum for the Progress of South America”, or “Prosur”, in what many observers understood to be a replacement for the ailing and internally divided mid-2000s “Pink Tide” bloc of Unasur that formerly united the continent […]
An exclusive strategic forecast of the political and security developments in Latin America for the Year 2018, by the author of Sputnik radio’s Context Countdown program.
Russia has restored its Soviet-era global reach under Vladimir Putin, extending its influence all across the world. Because it fulfills the role of a strategic balancer, relationships with Russia are now more prized than ever as the world moves towards multipolarity. Certain contextual backgrounds make Latin America overly receptive to […]
On 11 June 1982, Charles Haughey, then Irish PM (Taoiseach), had described the friendly duel in Falkland Island as “a ridiculous war”. After more than thirty years, tensions are rising, with some looking at the prospects of a fresh war over the Island territory – a return to the heydays […]
Buenos-Aires and other cities of Argentina have many monuments dedicated to the officers and men, who died on the Malvinas Islands. Hundreds of shields along the Argentinean roads carry a single line: Las Malvinas son Argentinas (Las Malvinas belong to Argentina). All the participants of that war of a long […]