Posts by Asa Cusack

Asa Cusack, Research Fellow, Institute for Latin American Studies, University of London

ALBA: an important but poorly understood regional project

Asa Cusack

Economic and political problems in Venezuela now threaten many of the real achievements of this alternative mode of regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean Venezuela has an abundance of oil and a lack of doctors.  Cuba has an abundance of doctors and a lack of oil.  On 14 December 2004, the two countries launched the Bolivarian Alliance for the … Continue reading

20 January 2015 by Asa Cusack
Categories: Development, Economics, Global South, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, trade Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Chávez vs UKIP? How Latin America has reinvigorated the European left

Asa Cusack

Radical left parties, Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, did well in the recent European elections.  But how far can they go?  And what are the lessons for the UK? The numbers speak for themselves.  Though currently in opposition, both its plurality in European elections and recent polling suggest that Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) will soon become … Continue reading

13 August 2014 by Asa Cusack
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