South America Archive

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Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, Politics, Security, South America

A Lifetime of Service: An Interview with General James T. Hill

What was your path within the US military? I spent 36 years in uniform in the US Army. When I retired, I was the...
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Africa, Americas, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Perspectives, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard International Review. During the past twenty years, two great tidal waves...
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Global Notebook, Health, Human Rights, Politics, South America

When a Crisis Emerges, Look the Other Way: Venezuela’s Handling of the Health Care Crisis

The lights are flickering. There’s no toilet paper, no soap, and no medicine. People crowd the hallways. Patients lie in pools of their own...
Photo credit: AP Images.
Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Health, Interviews, North America, Science & Technology, South America

Science Rocketing Forward: An Interview with Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist who helped lead the research of the Human Genome Project, which by 2003 had completed the first...
Photo courtesy of Abigail Egan for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
37(4) Fall 2016, Asia, Education, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, South America

Fernando Reimers on International Education: Global Comparative Education Analysis and Study to Advance Development, Collaboration, and Effective Teaching and Learning

Fernando Reimers is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where he fulfills a variety of professorial and academic roles...
RI Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20/02/2015 - Amanhecer no  Parque Nacinal da Tijuca no Sumaré   . Foto Thiago Lontra / Agencia O Globo
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Education, Health, Interviews, Politics, Security, South America

A Rocky Road to Rio: An Interview with Eduardo Paes

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The HIR sat down with Mr. Paes before the Olympic Games to discuss...
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37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Analysis, Global Notebook, Politics, South America

The Hermeneutics of Brazil’s Impeachment

  On Monday, May 23, 2016, Brazilians woke up with another news bomb. Recordings of a phone call between provisional president Michel Temer’s planning...
The two Brexiteers. Photo by Garry Knight and Policy Exchange. CC-BY-2.0
Blog, Europe, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Referen-dumb: Brexit, Colombia, and the Flaws of Direct Democracy

A few things have gone very wrong when a Google search for “2016 bad year” turns up twice as many results as any other year...
Carter Roberts, President and CEO of WWF. Photo by Kent Dayton.
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Asia, Environment, Interviews, South America, South Asia

The World Wildlife Fund: Innovative Private Sector Partnerships and the Road Ahead: An Interview with Carter Roberts

Carter Roberts is President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the United States, a position he has held for the past...
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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...