Is Jair Bolsonaro a threat to democracy?

Do you think that Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy, as many his critics  claim, or not, and why? What will be his political focus internationally, will his victory, maybe indirectly, contribute to the rise of global authoritarianism, as some observers point out? Read few comments.

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Credit:

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Leopoldo Lopez was released from jail. What does it mean for Venezuela?

As opposition leader Leopoldo López was released from prison, though he still under house arrest, what do you think about this development, is it a step towards de-escalation from the Maduro government, perhaps even towards some new political reality in Venezuela? Read few comments.

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A big problem for a small country?: ISIS and Trinidad and Tobago

There are the estimations that perhaps even 130 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have joined ISIS. This is probably not a small number for not a very big country. Is this also a broader security problem for the region, Caribbean, the US or is it primarily a problem for Trinidad and Tobago? Read few comments.

Trinidad and Tobago

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Trump’s wall: What’s next for Mexico-US relations?

As Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has canceled his upcoming visit with President Donald Trump what do you expect for US-Mexico relation? It seems that with the wall idea it is pretty hard to find a common ground. Read few comments.

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What is Fidel Castro’s legacy?

Fidel Castro (1926-2016).

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Does President Juan Manuel Santos deserve to win a Nobel Peace Prize?

As it was announce that Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos how do you see this decision, do you think that it may have a positive impact on Colombia peace process which is still probably very fragile after the failed referendum? Read few comments.

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Rio Olympic Games kick off amid political, societal tensions

Would you say the Olympic Games in Rio may have some political, societal impact, and what kind of impact, on the country taking also into account recent political turmoil? Read few comment.

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