Category Archives: IALR Posts

Much to the West’s Chagrin, Lula Realigns Brazil with the Global South

By: Théo de Sá-Kaye, 3L Since winning last year’s presidential election, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has made his diplomatic ambitions for Brazil crystal clear. In November, before assuming the presidency, Lula made an impromptu trip to the COP27 summit in Egypt, vowing to protect the Amazon. In August, he traveled to Africa, stopping by Angola, São […]

The Marco Temporal Theory: Indigenous Rights in the Brazilian Amazon

By: Noah Rosenblum, 2L In a critical juncture for Brazil’s Indigenous communities, a legal theory known as “Marco Temporal” is being examined by the country’s Supreme Court, and its potential approval could reshape Indigenous land rights and exacerbate deforestation. This article explores the implications of marco temporal, its historical context, and the ongoing struggle between […]

Unregulated Artificial Intelligence: Automating the Loss of Civilization

By Sanobar Valiani, 2LArtificial intelligence (“AI”) aims to replicate human intelligence so precisely that a machine can be made to stimulate it. Since 2010, AI has made its way to the center of investment and political focus, promising “to give everyone incredible new capabilities” in sectors, including healthcare, retail, finance, transport, manufacturing, and government services. AI […]

Nicaragua Slides Further into Authoritarianism

By: Clady Corona, 2L It has been almost five years since Daniel Ortega, the President of Nicaragua and leader of the Sandinista National Labor Front party, announced changes to the country’s pension system that sparked protests and demonstrations. Since then, the country has largely remained under the radar while morphing further into an authoritarian regime. […]