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Leonardo Vivas

Leonardo Vivas is a lecturer on Latin America in the Global Studies and International Relations Program at Northeastern University. He has also served as the director of the Latin American Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. School of Government.

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Americas, Analysis, Blog, Economics, Perspectives, Politics, South America

The Three Speeds of the Venezuelan Crisis

Any candid observer visiting Venezuela five years ago could hardly anticipate what the country has become under Nicolas Maduro’s government. Enjoying the longest oil...
"Tear Gas Used against Protest in Altamira, Caracas; and Distressed Students in Front of Police Line" by Andrés E. Azpúrua. CC ASA 3.0 Unported, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
Americas, Analysis, Economics, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Security, South America

Are the Bells Tolling for the Bolivarian Revolution?

Perhaps the most interesting paradox taking place during the three decades of Latin America’s democratization has been the rise (and potential demise) of Chavismo....
Women from the Association of the Families of the Disappeared demonstrate in front of the palace of the government during the military rule of Pinochet. By Museum of Memory and Human Rights. CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Human Rights, North America, Perspectives, Politics, South America

Latin America: A Backlash in Human Rights?

As a source of political upheaval, Latin America has to a large extent abandoned international news headlines. Since the two-decade-long democratization process unleashed from 1978 to 2000, countries...