Category: Central America

Latin America’s democracies ‘shaken’ ahead of key polls

     

An assassination attempt in Argentina and spurts of election-linked violence in Brazil have emerged as the latest signs of growing political discontent in Latin America, creating a treacherous environment for… Read more »

How better journalism, media defend democracy from polarization and disinformation

     

“Just as El Salvador sees what’s to come when looking at Nicaragua, Nicaraguans saw it in Venezuela.” Journalism and independent media are in the front lines of defending democracy at… Read more »

Countering Central America’s polarization and democratic backsliding

     

The European Union (EU) will probably refuse to acknowledge the result of the Nicaraguan elections on November 7, according to a source. “We have a clear idea of ​​what is… Read more »

Central America ‘fell off a cliff’: Reframing democracy support

     

Latin America’s democracies look almost uniformly less healthy than they did a decade ago, the Economist reports. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken recently announced sanctions against seven public officials in… 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 »