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Central America and the Caribbean

Food Security and Climate Mitigation as Counterinsurgency

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

If left unmitigated, hunger- and climate change-induced suffering in both Afghanistan and Haiti will likely exacerbate current political instability and conflict.

Afghan woman receives a box of food.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
REUTERS
International Development

Leaderless, Haiti Braces for Political Transition

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The Caribbean nation is no stranger to chaos, devastation, or interference from outside its borders. After a presidential assassination, what does the future hold?

President Moise before his death
REUTERS
Global Politics

Nicaragua's Looming "Second Dictatorship"

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Host Brian Hanson checks the pulse of democracy in Nicaragua with researcher Ryan Berg and journalist Cindy Regidor.

Nicaraguan President and Vice President
REUTERS
Global Politics

Breeding Crops for Climate Resilience: Visions from Haiti, Costa Rica, Uganda, Malawi, and Senegal

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Global Food for Thought by Hale Tufan

This blog is about the disruption and impact COVID-19 has had on climate change and food systems around the world.

NARC lab testing germ plasm samples
US Embassy
Food and Agriculture

Majority of Nicaraguans Support Early Elections

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

The current polarization in Nicaragua between the government supporters and the opposition coalition of students, farmers, civil society groups, and business leaders makes compromise a challenge.

An abandoned building with graffiti in Nicaragua
Wilhelm Gunkel
Public Opinion

Is Populism Making a Comeback in Latin America?

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

Having rejected its demagogues just a few years ago, the region is now poised to welcome them back.

Students protest in Medellin, Colombia, on Oct. 12 during a protest in the framework of a general strike.
Global Politics

Organised violence is ravaging Central America and displacing thousands

In the News
The Guardian
Robert Muggah

Millions have fled El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and it’s not surprising, 43 of the 50 most homicidal cities are located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Migrant boats stop at fishing villages to refill petrol tanks.
Immigration and Migration