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Civilizational dialogue – Great Powers and the Portuguese Role in a changing world

by David Garrido e Cunha Civilization is based on a concept of intellectual and cultural significance that we can date from classical antiquity. When we speak of Civilization, we immediately oppose it to the concept of barbaric or uncivilized – a term that designated in the western world, all those who, in the first instance … Continue reading

Cuban food ration system marks 50 years amid controversy

by Rosa Tania Valdes HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s food-rationing system marked 50 years on Friday amid controversy, with President Raul Castro facing popular resistance to his plans to end the benefit as he moves the country from broad subsidies of goods and utilities to targeted welfare. Castro quickly began market-oriented reforms in 2008 after he … Continue reading

Ten things you didn’t know about Colombia’s peace process

by Anastasia Moloney It is now eight months since the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) started peace talks to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. More than 100,000 people have died and about 5 million Colombians have been driven from their homes in a war that has lasted nearly five decades. … Continue reading

Colombia’s FARC rebels call on government to bring ELN into talks

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA, July 2 (Reuters) – Colombia’s FARC rebels, the country’s biggest insurgent group, called on Tuesday for the government to broaden peace talks to include its smaller counterpart known as the ELN, a day after the two groups announced they would work more closely together. Colombia’s government has been in peace negotiations … Continue reading

Brazil and Turkey’s Ripple Effect

by Jonathan Lima Matthews on June 30, 2013 Over the past four weeks Brazilians and Turks have been holding mass protests against their respective governments, albeit for very different reasons. Despite the catalyst for these protests being very local issues, they have gotten senior government officials from around the European Union concerned. I was in … Continue reading

‘The Giant has awoken’

Brazil unrest: Protesters ‘subvert’ advertising slogans By Camilla Costa – BBC Brasil, São Paulo During the wave of protests continuing to sweep Brazil, two slogans have stood out for having made their way from TV and social networking sites onto the streets. “Vem pra rua” (Come to the streets) and “O gigante acordou” (The giant … Continue reading