Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Cocina rural en Nicaragua

    “Vivir bonito” en Nicaragua

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    Abstract: The government of Nicaragua announced in January of this year a campaign that is being called, in short, “Vivir bonito” (“Living pretty”). The initial 14 point plan doesn’t specify the concrete measures that this campaign will execute, although the goal expressed is the desire of the government for Nicaraguans […]

  • Como Alicia en el país de las maravillas

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    Abstract: Fighting for our rights, for basic services, for fair wages, for developing the country avoiding the mistakes the first world has made is a daily thing for us Bolivians. This daily fight makes us politically aware and very active and I don’t know if we could live without such a […]

  • Social conflicts in Peru and Bolivia: Distinct challenges for governance

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    This article was originally drafted by Gonzalo Alcalde and Pasko Kisic and the FORO Nacional Internacional for  the newsletter “Agenda Suramerica” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on, please click here. Social conflicts related to natural resources, both violent and non-violent, are on the rise in Andean nations like Bolivia […]

  • Una dolencia en común

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    Local governments and international organizations have made remarkable efforts to provide health security to their people. Nevertheless, the situation has not changed for the poor in many countries across some different regions. A deeper analysis of the situation in some Asian and Latin American countries shows us that the healthcare […]