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Weekly Report - 01 April 2021 (WR-21-13)

It is too early to consign the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) to the large graveyard of integration movements in Latin America, but it is fair to say that the heady optimism that surrounded the bloc when it was formed in 1991 has well and truly faded.

Weekly Report - 25 February 2021 (WR-21-08)

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández paid an official visit to Mexico between 22 and 24 February, amid suggestions that he and his host, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, feel the time is ripe to strike up a more strategic partnership.

Weekly Report - 4 February 2021 (WR-21-05)

Colombia’s former president Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) – a key architect of the momentous 2016 peace agreement with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group – described the news this week that eight demobilised Farc leaders had been charged by the transitional justice system (JEP) with war crimes and crimes against humanity as “a historic precedent for transitional justice and the resolution of armed conflicts worldwide”.

Weekly Report - 28 January 2021 (WR-21-04)

Now that former US president Donald Trump (2017-2021) has left the White House, and an era of more measured US politics is expected under his successor Joe Biden, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro could head off in one of three foreign policy directions, Thiago Amparo, a professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) university, wrote on 24 January in his weekly column for national daily Folha de São Paulo.