Category: Latin America/Caribbean

How to build conditions for transition in Venezuela

     

  President Joe Biden and his advisors should build a framework of incentives designed to nudge a political transition in Venezuela, argues Jorge Jraissati, the president of the Venezuelan Alliance…. Read more »

Digital technology aids fight against corruption in Latin America

     

Nayib Bukele won El Salvador’s presidency on an anti-corruption platform, excoriating the malfeasance of the two wartime parties that had governed the country since the 1980s, note Noah Bullock and… Read more »

‘More mice than Mussolinis’: Year of elections to test Latin America’s democracies

     

  When Ecuadoreans choose a new president and legislature on February 7th, they will begin a busy political year across Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Nicaragua are due… Read more »

Strategic patience: Why China’s advance in Latin America matters

     

  When Joe Biden left the White House in early 2017, democracy faced challenges in Latin America, especially in the countries that embraced 21st century socialism (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and… Read more »

‘Future Nostalgia’: Latin America’s democracies in 2021

     

Citizens of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela have suffered for too long under the despotic rule of Castrismo, Orteguismo and Chavismo-Madurismo, says Miriam Kornblith (right), the Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean… Read more »

Democracy in post-pandemic Latin America: Enhanced vulnerabilities

     

Latin American democracy was already vulnerable before the pandemic due to crises of trust, legitimacy and representation, corruption, and the overall mixed results of the political system for citizens, according… Read more »

Venezuela’s opposition needs ‘to rethink alternatives’ after election charade

     

This week, Venezuelans are being asked to go to the polls not once but twice, in two bizarrely conflicting electoral events. On Monday, December 7, the government of embattled president Nicolas Maduro… Read more »

Back to basics: Getting serious about advancing democracy

     

European leaders like to claim they care about democracy. But too often, their policies ignore it — damaging Europe’s own interests in the process, argue AEI analysts Dalibor Rohac and Ivana Stradner…. Read more »

Consolidating dictatorship: Venezuela’s sham election

     

\ Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 6 December, will renew its National Assembly for a five-year term. But since 2015, the regime has become less evenhanded when it comes to… Read more »