First, there is the race for the nomination of leadership in the Republican Party, and second, there is the race for the US presidency. This is the rational order to see things. Usually, though, things tend to turn complicated enough, especially in the electoral campaigns.

This special report seeks to examine how multicultural and peace education have been viewed in Brazilian and North American literature, as gleaned from both Brazilian research studies and the articles presented in Peace Education Special Interest Group (SIG) at American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meetings in the last five years (2010-2014).

What have American politicians had to say about Europe, its role, significance or insignificance and its relationship with America? Naturally, the USA has had different views of Europe over time: early in its history when it was a colony; later, as the weaker and less developed half of the western world watching Europe colonize the world in awe or with contempt; and, later still, as a global power shielding Europe from the Russian threat.

America seems reluctant in accepting the fairly benign fact that countries do not like to be dictated to and thus misses opportunities for creating new dialogues. This is especially prominent in explaining the poor relationship at the moment with Russia.

A thought on how the electoral behavior is determined

Political science has included many reports, highlights, thoughts and methods which seek to analyze the electoral behavior of contemporary sociaties. The conclusions seem to be decisive electoral incentives, which are formed in view of elections.

With global economic conditions more challenging, Latin America needs to pursue reforms and policies to improve productivity, address persistent inequality and promote inclusion.

Some of Latin America’s countries may be on the verge of major changes, according to policy-makers, industry leaders and analysts at the 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America.

Energy sector leaders from business and government agreed that Latin America can and will increase energy production, despite lower global prices.

Senior Cuban officials told that the government is eager to receive foreign investment, and has taken measures to make Cuba an attractive investment destination. The meeting was a historic one for the country, which has recently initiated diplomatic relations with the US after half a century.

While the evolving global context is more challenging, Latin America is poised to take advantage of continuing opportunities for growth.


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