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Corruption

‘Chile has woken up’: The neoliberal nightmare

Bristolatino’s Charlotte Crawford is currently on her year abroad in Chile and here she shares her thoughts on the current political crisis which has engulfed the South American nation. When looking into Chile for my year abroad, I, like many others who decide to come here, was comforted by its ‘good’ reputation. “The safest country […]

Brazil’s presidential election: The corruption case that redefined Brazilian politics

Corruption has come to define Brazilian politics in recent years, affecting all sides of the political spectrum. BristoLatino’s film editor Eva Hughes offers an insight into the profound effect of the constant corruption scandals on the 2018 Brazilian general election. It was the corruption scandal that rocked Brazil. Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) started out as […]

Where are our human rights?

Following the recent death of famous Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, our writer Laura Tlachi reports on the current levels of violence from Mexico. A few weeks ago in Culiacán, the journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas – one of Mexico’s best reporters on drug trafficking – was murdered. He was killed by a sicario, a hit man […]

Honduras’ continued struggle for transparency reaches fever pitch

Thomas Gilbert reflects on the unrest in Honduras, amid talks of murders and corruption linked to the National Police Force. On 3 March of this year, Honduras and the world at large were rocked by the murder of Berta Cáceres, celebrated environmental activist and winner of the Goldman environmental prize. Despite  open boasts from a hitman […]

The Iguala massacre: a manifestation of Mexican corruption

As Mexican police report today that 10 decapitated bodies and 11 heads have been found in a grave in the Southern state of Guerrero, the whereabouts of the missing teacher training students remains unknown. Sam Benstead asks how Mexican authorities are able to retain their position in power when they are complicit in violence, murder and the […]