Lenin Cavalcanti Guerra

Lenin Cavalcanti Guerra is a Brazilian professor and researcher in Latin American politics. He has a PhD in Public Administration.
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What’s Behind Chile’s Vaccination Success?

The deadly impact of COVID-19 has been felt in every corner of the globe. On February 22, the United States reached a tragic landmark of 500,000 deaths. Across the Atlantic, nine of the top 10 nations in deaths per million are in Europe, with tiny enclaves of Gibraltar and San Marino topping the tables. The list of countries that have dealt with the pandemic relatively well is much shorter.... Continue Reading

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Brazil Is Heading Into a Perfect Storm

April has been a hard month for the largest and most populous Latin American country. While the whole world is engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 200,000 globally to date and unleashed an unprecedented economic crisis, Brazil has also been going through political upheaval. The combination of health, economic and political emergencies have come together to create a truly... Continue Reading

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Why Are Mexico and Brazil So Slow in Reacting to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed almost the entire world on lockdown. The current crisis is often compared to historic events such as the two World Wars, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 or 9/11. The worst-case modeling of the spread of the novel coronavirus predicts millions of deaths on top of immeasurable economic consequences across the globe. World leaders have adopted different... Continue Reading

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Brazil vs. Argentina: Will Football Rivals Clash Over Politics?

Pelé, Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi: Brazil and Argentina have produced some of the best football players in history — and currently. All the elite Europeans teams have Brazilians and Argentinians in their cast. The national teams are also the biggest rivals in the world’s most popular sport. Together, they have won seven FIFA World Cups. The national teams have faced... Continue Reading

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Jair Bolsonaro Has a New Enemy: Brazil's Universities

On January 1, former army captain and until then unsuccessful far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed Brazil’s presidency, having won the most polarized election in the country’s recent history. One of his main promises was to fight corruption and crime — a big issue in a country with 32.4 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017; Bolsonaro himself was stabbed at one of the... Continue Reading

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In What Seems Like an Endless Nightmare, Maduro Clings on to Power

Many analysts agreed that once the military withdrew support for the flailing regime in Caracas, the fall of Bolivarian socialism would be unavoidable, perhaps a matter of days or weeks. Political analysts have been expecting Nicolás Maduro’s imminent downfall for quite some time now. Nonetheless, after years of massive waves of protest and more than three months of international... Continue Reading

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