Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

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América Latina y el Caribe: Globalización y conocimiento, co-published by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is the first installment of a three-part report on rethinking Latin America in the twenty-first century. The work, focusing on poverty reduction and social development, is an effort to improve the collaboration between social science and public policy.

The twice-monthly update on Latin American extractive industry production by Revenue Watch Institute, Análisis de las Industrias Extractivas en América Latina, provides regular updates and analyses on everything from oil and gas revenues to gold, copper and silver mining practices throughout Latin America. The institute’s regional partners around the hemisphere provide guidance on local information sources and research assistance for the publication’s wide-ranging analyses of extractive industries.

One consequence of past political violence is the pressure on governments to compensate victims of crimes committed by the state. In Peru, the Lima-based Instituto de Defensa Legal’s new report, Avances y desafíos en las reparaciones a las víctimas de la violencia política, looks at the Peruvian government’s recent efforts to provide reparations to victims of the country’s decades-long war against the Marxist-insurgent group Sendero Luminoso. It criticizes weaknesses in compensation efforts and offers recommendations on how to proceed.


Matthew Aho is a consultant in the corporate practice group at Akerman LLP.

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