Category: Central America

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 »

What’s behind Latin America’s rebellion against the elites?

     

  The generational shift is profound and fundamental to understanding what is happening in Latin America (and around the world), argues Michael Shifter, the president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a… Read more »

Latin America’s protests: Temporary social agitation or a sign of troubled democracy?

     

Violent protests in Latin America have resulted in destroyed property, thousands of arrests and dozens of deaths. Observers, including scholars of the region, are surprised by the recent turmoil in… Read more »

Why democratization’s greatest wave is receding

     

The greatest wave of democratization in history is receding — and crime and violence are to blame. Latin Americans were among the most devoted converts to democracy in the late… Read more »

Petrofraude: the scam that emptied Venezuela’s tables

     

Venezuela has more oil than Saudi Arabia and more poverty than Colombia. Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, it’s now plagued with shortages of everything from toilet paper to antibiotics and food, The… Read more »