Category: Latin America/Caribbean

‘Multitasking’ Maduro tightens hold on Venezuela as coronavirus surges

     

The Venezuelan opposition hoped that 2020 could bring new momentum after several failed pushes to overthrow Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Then came the coronavirus. Analysts say the pandemic has helped suck… Read more »

Disinformation poses ‘existential threat’ to democracy

     

  Disinformation and democracy https://t.co/6nyHdtOwCq — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) June 30, 2020 Online disinformation poses an “existential threat” to democracy, according to a cross-party group of peers from the UK’s… Read more »

‘Taking the Pulse of Democracy’: Mexico and the Americas 2018/19

     

Why did Argentina, Brazil and Mexico react so differently to COVID-19? Responses to this question are usually limited to whether their presidents – Alberto Fernández, Jair Bolsonaro and Andrés Manuel… Read more »

Democratic resilience: explaining stability and fragility

     

Democracies are better equipped to cope with crises like the current Covid-19 pandemic and at less risk of institutional breakdown than many commentators believe, new research suggests. Comparisons of the… Read more »

Democracies vulnerable to crisis: Covid exacerbates weaknesses, says BTI

     

The COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the very weaknesses that have marked the democratic erosion of the last decade in most of the 137 developing and transformation countries examined in the… Read more »