Category: Latin America/Caribbean

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 »

The Peronist & the pandemic: Argentina’s new hegemony or social chaos?

     

Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernández, and the country he leads are entering a dangerous new phase, the Economist reports. Pressure to ease the lockdown is building before the pandemic has peaked…. Read more »

Why Ecuador’s pushback against populism backfired

     

Since taking office in May 2017, Ecuadorean president Lenín Moreno has made headline-grabbing efforts to reverse the transformations wrought by his populist predecessor, Rafael Correa (2007–17 – yesterday found guilty… Read more »