Under the rhythm of the Argentine tango: the echo of the currency crisis

During the 2000s Argentina was a clear example of a developing country. A number of factors promoted such conclusion at once: provided by rich natural resources, with the educated population and democratic institutions, however, this South American state manages periodically to finish the economy before a default. What is happening in Argentina today? Moreover, is […]

Bolivia and Russia celebrated the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

On the 9th of August of  2018, Bolivia and Russia celebrated the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The solemn event was held at the Russian Embassy in Bolivia’s business capital, La Paz, and then continued with an official ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Latin […]

Russia, the United States and China in Latin America: the region has become an arena for geopolitical “games”?

The growing influence of Russia and China in South America is not yet a serious strategic threat to the United States. On the 12th of August, the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who arrived in Brazil as part of his “Latin American tour”, has addressed to the journalists with such statement. Despite the fact […]

The factor of Lenin Moreno in Ecuador: a new blow to the “fathers of the left turn” in Latin America

In early July, a new wave of scandal in the “left” camp of the region affected Ecuador. On the 3rd of July, the country’s court decided to imprison the ex-leader, one of the ideologists of the “left” turn in Latin America, Rafael Correa. “Fathers” of the regional left camp acted as a united front and […]

São Paulo Forum: new challenges and problems for Latin America

On the 15th of July, the XXIV annual meeting of the São Paulo Forum was opened in the Cuban capital of Havana, in which 430 delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe participated. The main theme of this large-scale international event was the struggle for the preservation of Latin America as […]

“Geopolitical Party” in Central America: “hurricane” of social tension in Nicaragua

Traditionally, since the XX century, the Central American region has a strategic importance for Washington. Moscow has played an increasingly prominent role in the alignment of the Central American regional forces. In particular, the Kremlin is more actively cooperating with the Nicaraguan “dictator” Daniel Ortega, while US diplomats and legislators largely ignore the situation not […]

The change of Mexico’s political course by 180 degrees: the results of the presidential elections

On the 1st of July the most important in the modern history of Mexico, corresponding to political scientists, elections were held. This time the country elected a new president for the next six years, 28 senators and 500 deputies of the lower house of the Parliament, several governors and heads of municipalities. According to the […]

Return of Lula da Silva to the political arena: truth or fiction of the “left”?

In early June, the world flew sensational news, coming from Brazil. The famous ex-president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, currently serving a sentence for corruption, intends to nominate his candidacy for the post of head of state in the upcoming elections this fall. Such a statement was made by the Governor of State […]

Visit of Morales to Moscow: New Horizons for Russian-Bolivian Relations

From the “heart” of South America, as part of the opening of the World Cup, Russia was visited on a working visit by the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. On the 13th of June, Vladimir Putin began accepting politicians in the Kremlin who came to attend the matches of the main sporting event […]

Presidential elections in Colombia: the candidate of “the right” celebrates his victory

So awaited presidential elections in Colombia were held on the 17th of June in the context of a public division. In the first round, the conservative of “the right”, Iván Duque, and the candidate of the forces of “the left”, Gustavo Petro won. This time Colombians voted to elect a new President for the country, […]

A possible terrorist threat hangs over Latin America: The Islamic State seeks new “routes”

Currently, only a handful of Latin American governments are thinking about the possibility of a terrorist attack by the Islamic state organization in the region. However, after the announcement by Dmitry Feoktistov, the Deputy Director of the Department for New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry, at the beginning of May at the […]

The Latin American “landing” at the World Cup-2018

Less than a month remains until the main sport event of this year – the World Cup, which will be held from the 14th of June to the 15th of July 15 of 2018 in 11 cities of Russia. These days, close attention of fans is focused on various topics for discussion concerning the upcoming […]

The fate of the leftist movement in Latin America: what is expected of the presidential elections in Venezuela?

Early presidential elections will be held in Venezuela this Sunday, on the 20th of May. In turn, the USA and the EU countries condemned the decision of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to hold a vote and officially announced the prospect of possible sanctions that could add to existing ones if the country “somehow undermined democracy”. […]

“Cuba is far away or Cuba is near”: what is Russia waiting for on the island of Freedom with the new leadership?

On the 19th of April Cuba finally said goodbye to the rule of the Castro dynasty, which lasted 59 years. It cannot believe that Castro’s surname left the political lexicon of this country. Since 1959, after the victory of the Great Cuban Revolution, Castro’s brothers – Fidel and Raul – were inextricably linked with the […]

“Summit of the Americas”: will the American states be able to step up together the corruption scandals in the region?

The largest meeting of the leaders of the countries of the region “Summit of the Americas” (in Spanish – Cumbre de las Américas) was opened in the evening of the 13th of April in the Peruvian capital Lima. The main plenary session of the eighth American forum, which usually meets once every three years, was […]

The upcoming Summit of the Americas without Trump: will the White House start building bridges rather than walls in Latin America

To date, Latin America is not at all the region where the US President Donald Trump can count on popular support. From the beginning of the electoral campaign of the current head of the White House, the Latin American mass media were replicating his statements about immigrants from the “dirty holes”, which at that time […]

Unexpected victory of left-centrist forces in Costa Rica: the opening of the electoral “super marathon”

The first round of the elections in Costa Rica in early February opened the electoral “super marathon” in Latin America. Traditionally, Costa Rica has always been considered a bulwark of stability in the Latin American region. In this state, for decades, strong democratic forces seemed to dominate. In a number of international ratings on the […]

Electoral “super marathon” in Latin America: For who will the Latin Americans vote?

For Latin America, the 2018 will be a turning point, because this year in a number of countries in the region an electoral “super marathon” is expected. In total, more than 350 million people will come to polling stations in order to choose representatives of the legislature or presidents. Some researchers and analysts forecast the […]

The president is the most dangerous profession in Peru: new corruption scandal.

As history shows, political activity in Peru has always been a dangerous occupation from the very beginning of the existence of the republic as an independent state. As noted by many political scientists, the main reason for this phenomenon is the complete absence of racial-ethnic monolithic “Peruvian nation”. The very notion of the modern Peruvian […]

Is the age-old Bolivian dream “about the sea” being realized?

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, called the decision of the International Court of Justice in The Hague (Netherlands) the recognition of the rights of Bolivia to a dispute with Chile on reaching the sea, the most significant event of 2015. Then Morales said that the age-old dispute should be accompanied by a dialogue between […]

Russian-Chinese advance towards Latin America: what does Latin American really expect?

To date, Beijing and Moscow are important trading partners of the Latin American and Caribbean countries with which they develop and maintain strong and flexible relations based on friendly understanding, cooperation, respect and complementarity. According to official data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the commodity exchange between China and the Latin American […]

“The New Silk Road” will reach Latin America: the Chinese perspective in the region

Over the past two years, the US government has lost much of its influence in the region, as the opinion poll conducted by the “Gallup” Institute (the authoritative American Institute for Public Opinion, in English – American Institute of Public Opinion “Gallup”) is quite convincing. The approval of US foreign policy in the countries of […]

Will Bolivia come out of the left turn?

Wednesday, on the 21st of February, again, as in 2016, this time became a “red” date in the calendar of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. On that day, by order of the Bolivian government, police cardoons with a total of more than 10,000 people were deployed on the streets of La Paz and Santa Cruz […]

Tillerson’s Latin American tour: The US again intends to return to Latin America?

Fears of some media and some persons of the Western countries about the alleged interference of Russia in the elections of other countries are still hotly debated. This year several elections are held in some Latin American countries and, of course, according to many representatives of the West, they will not be released at the […]

Russia and Brazil: from “tormenting” doubts again to lasting friendship?

On the 31st of February of 2018, a year and a half after Michel Temer’s entry into the presidency of Brazil will be performed, following the impeachment announcement of Dilma Rousseff. She was removed from the government, and the provisional president of the country, according to the constitution, was Vice-president, Michel Temer. Officially on the […]

Russian-Argentinean relations: a new round of cooperation

Diplomatic relations between Russia and Argentina were established as far back as 1885 and have long-standing and solid roots. Argentina is today one of the priority partners for the Russian government in Latin America. It should be noted that the total volume of trade turnover in recent years has decreased, however, there is also a […]

Latin American products on Russian shelves: new steps and goals

In response to the sanctions that began in 2014 in connection with the Ukrainian events, Moscow banned the import of European and American goods and simultaneously turned rapidly towards its Latin American partners, who immediately enthusiastically embraced the opening export opportunities, foreseeing the establishment of new business contacts and the increase in trade in connection […]

Dakar – 2018: the successful anniversary on the Latin American expanses

One of the most famous competitions in the world of motorsport and one of the main international events of the rapidly started year was “Dakar”, which continues experiments, trying to retain its leading position, despite numerous objective difficulties and intrigues of competitors. To date, the “Dakar” has the second largest number of TV audiences after […]

The long-awaited “return” of Russia to Latin America

In the last few years, against the backdrop of the protracted Ukrainian crisis and the new round of trade and economic conflict that followed it with the ideological coloring between Russia and the West, in addition to geopolitical and strategic interests in the Latin American region, the Kremlin has long-term interests and projects related to […]

The crisis of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America: is there a chance of overcoming it?

The beginning of 2018 gave rise to the hopes of some experts and analysts for the normalization and smoothing of international tension, and raised questions about the future alignment of forces in the multipolar world. In this context, it is worth considering the transformations and their results that have affected Latin America. In particular, about […]

Trends of the “Indian Renaissance” on the eve of the New Year

Latin America is a unique region with an incredible mix of ethnic groups (Spaniards, Portugueses and Indians), civilizations and cultures, which are often described as a relatively young border civilization that forms on the borders of the Indian-Mestizo, African-Mulatto and Iberian-European races. The youth of Latin American civilization is evidenced by its endless carnivals, turbulent […]

One of the main international threats of the XXI century in the framework of the conference “Parliamentarians against Drugs”

Latin America is the birthplace of many narcotic drugs and the region in which the largest drug cartels are located. The war on drug trafficking on the international level has been going on for several decades, and the governments of these countries, together with other states, have accumulated considerable experience. Drug trade and illegal drug […]

The role of women in the international political process – The XII International Summit of Women Speakers of Parliaments

In recent years, examples from different countries show that the policy of the 21st century has ceased to be exclusively a male occupation. Women are now not only the object of politics, as the most important part of the electorate, but also active participants in the political process itself. Today, women are more likely to […]

New approaches to the problems of national and international security in Latin America – ” on the margins” of the I International Workshop about the Contemporary Role of the Armed Forces

The last quarter of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century are characterized by a processing worldwide growth in the number of social, economic, technogenic and environmental challenges and threats at various levels. Modern crisis phenomena are characterized by an ever-increasing degree of complexity caused by a new configuration of technological, financial […]

The IV Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum: from the “heart” of South America

From the 21th to the 24th of November, the Fourth Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, controlling over 70% of the world’s gas reserves, 40% of gas pipelines and 65% of the world trade of liquefied gas. The GECF unites the […]

Oliver Seitz: “The FIFA World Cup as a Catalyst for Change: Lessons from Brazil 2014”

© The presentation of the Academic director of the FC Barcelona Master in Football Business at the Johan Cruyff Institute, Dr. Oliver Seitz, “The FIFA World Cup as a Catalyst for Change: Lessons from Brazil 2014”. The presentation is an author contribution to the activities of the VI Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum, panel discussion  “International […]

Outcome of the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference

The First Global Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organization (WHO), under the auspices of “Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response”, was an unprecedented global event and was held in Moscow from the 16th to 17th of November. Nowadays, tuberculosis has become a major infectious disease that takes the lives of millions […]

Russian-Latin American cultural cooperation: a view from #SPBICF — 2017

Nowadays cultural cooperation should be one of the crucial parts of Russia’s foreign policy strategy for the Latin American direction. There are at least three reasons for this. First, cultural cooperation is de-ideologized. This distinguishes it from, for example, interaction with Latin American counterparts in the areas of military-industrial complex, which, being certainly top-notch for […]

The VI International Cultural Forum opens in Saint Petersburg

Today, the VI International Cultural Forum opens in Saint Petersburg. The main focus will be made on international cultural cooperation. The forum will continue its work until November 18. On November 18, 2017, within the framework of the Business venue of the VI International Cultural Forum, a Memorandum of Cooperation will be signed between the […]

The Latin American final outcome of the World Festival of Youth in Sochi

The World Festival of Youth and Students is a unique versatile site on which representatives of youth from the different countries of the world jointly try to develop new model of the future for all our planet. For the first time the issue of holding a large-scale meeting of young people was from around the […]


I Contest for the best Doctoral Thesis on Latin America and the Caribbean Organized by: Professor Andrzej Dembicz Foundation European Council for Social Research on Latin America (CEISAL) Objective of the Contest Recognize the best research work at the doctorate level in Europe that was developed within the scientific trend generated by the 8th CEISAL Congress. […]

100 years of the Russian Revolution

On the 7th of November (on the 25th of October according to the Julian calendar) fulfilled 100 years from the day of the Revolution of October. This event gave place to the global reorganization of the world and the creation of the first socialistic state in the history of the humanity. It is possible to […]

Invitation to participate in the scientific and practical conference “The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia and its role in the world history”

We invite you to participate in the scientific and practical conference “The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia and its role in the world history”, which will be held in Novosibirsk on November 23–24, 2017. Registration (in Russian) of participants is available online on the website of the Siberian Institute of Management – branch of […]


From the 22th of September to the 1st of October in the Bolivian city, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the largest annual industrial exhibition “EXPOCRUZ-2017” in South America took place. The first fair in Santa Cruz de la Sierra took place in 1962 and in the first years of the history it was generally directed […]

Russia and Venezuela have developed an agreement on the restructuring of Venezuelan debt

Photo: HispanTV   30.10.2017   The past week was marked by the statement of both sides about their willingness to sign an agreement to postpone payments by dividing them into two parts and giving Caracas favorable terms for the first stage of debt repayment. This news cannot be called sensational – the intention of the […]

Latin American Studies in Stockholm

Postdoctoral Fellow(s) are invited at The Institute for Latin American Studies at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics. Stockholm University. Closing date: 15 November 2017. More information.

Women and Youth in Politics: Latin American Perspective

On October 14–18, 2017, the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union is holding in St. Petersburg. As it is known, this annual forum provides a wide exchange of national experiences and best practices of legislative bodies in a plethora of thematic areas, but women’s and youth issues have already become traditional in this respect. The […]

LACRUS on the III International Forum “Russia and Ibero-America”

On the October 4th, the III International Forum “Russia and Iberoamerica in the Globalizing World: History and Prospects” finished at the St. Petersburg State University. An outstanding academic event gathered this time more than 500 participants from more than 30 countries. Famous politicians, scientists and diplomats, including former Colombian President Ernesto Samper, former Brazilian President […]

The business dialogue EAEU-Latin Americawas held within the framework of the SPIEF-2017

On June 2, the business dialogue “EAEU-Latin America: cooperation gains momentum” was held. The moderator, Sergey Brilev, anchor, the deputy director of the Russia TV Channel, the President of the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas, stressed that the meeting of the specialized Latin American session in the framework of the SPIEF had already become a good […]

SPIEF-2017 opens in St. Petersburg

Today, June 1, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 officially opens under the slogan “Achieving a New Balance  in the Global Economic Arena”. The central event of the forum is scheduled for June 2. It will be a plenary session with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern and […]


We continue to receive applications for the competition of young researchers. Take your chance! Competition

Greetings to a new partner!

We are pleased to present you the Centre of Spanish Language and Culture Adelante – our new partner and the official partner of the exhibition“Shifting Metaphors: Cuba in Changing Times”.

Attention! Competition

A new nomination for the financial support of a research internship at the Center for Strategic Studies of International Relations (CEERI) in Buenos Aires (Argentina)  is announced. We invite young researchers of Latin America to participate! More information: Competition…  


Agreement with a partner

In order to bring closer Russia and Latin America, LACRUS signed an agreement with the Centre for strategic studies of international relations (Argentina). More information about CEERI.

October 3, 2017, “American continent and Russian revolutions of 1917: 100 years afterwards”

Solemn Gala-Dinner “American continent and Russian revolutions of 1917: 100 years afterwards” will be held on October 3, 2017 and will conclude the second working day of the III International Forum “Russia and Ibero-America in the globalizing world: history and modernity”. Some dramatic chapters of the Russian history will be raised in the vortex of […]

October 2-4, 2017, Saint Petersburg, III International Forum “Russia and Iberoamerica in a globalizing world: history and modernity”

October 2-4, 2017 Saint Petersburg State University announces the III  International Forum “Russia and Iberoamerica in a globalizing world: history and modernity”. The Forum provides a modern expert discussion platform for defining the guidelines for the development of Latin America in the globalizing world, as well as the Russian-Latin American cooperation prospects. The organizers aim […]