South and Central America
South and Central America have had substantial economic growth over the last years. Social inequality still dominates the region, however.
South and Central America covers the southernmost part of the American continent as well as the southern part of Northern America from the Tehuantepec isthmus in the North and Argentina to the South. The countries have coastline both to the Pacific and to the Atlantic (the Caribbean) oceans. Over the last years, the region has had substantial economic growth, but is still dominated by poverty and social inequality.
Trade and economic development are the main topics of NUPI's research in South and Central American countries. In addition, we conduct research on how economic reforms take place and affect society in Cuba, how Brazil develops as a regional power and as an emerging power globally. Norway's relationship to the countries in the region is an important aspect of all our research.
Source: Store Norske Leksikon and NUPI.
News about south and central america
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Publications about south and central america
: NUPI Policy Brief
2017This policy brief aims to spark reflection on the conditions of domestic workers, and the importance of independent institutions like trade unions for protecting their rights. Drawing on conversations with domestic workers in Lima, Peru, it shows how particularly those who live with their employees are...
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- Publication : NUPI Policy Brief
Research projects about south and central america
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.
2016 - 2018 (Ongoing)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation.
2015 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This research project will create greater knowledge of social, cultural, legal and ethical dimensions of community-based policing in post-conflict societies.