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  • GEOPOLITICS, Conflicts, ECONOMICS, Inequalities, Latin America

    Nauro Campos, "Football in the Time of Protest"

    VOX - 13 Jun 2014

    The FIFA World Cup has just started. In this short article, the economist analyzes why protests will co-exist with partying. Rent seeking is one of the key reasons why countries bid for the championship. As returns on transportation infrastructure are higher in poor countries, he argues that the international community should work to eradicate corruption so that poor countries continue to host mega-events.

    Published in Weekly selection 14 June 2014

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    Michael d'Antonio, "More Catholic than the Pope"

    Foreign Policy - 30 Jul 2013

    The Catholic church may now be at an inflection point. The journalist reports on an informal conversation Pope Francis had with journalists on his way back from Brazil. Francis has reached out to women, Muslims, atheists, and now homosexuals with insistent gestures of humility. He now risks alienating conservative Catholics.

    Published in Weekly selection 2 August 2013

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