Category: Colombia

Venezuela is world’s worst democratic backslider

     

  Venezuela is Latin America’s most democratically-ailing country, according to a report by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), which analyzes the situation in 158 nations,” Sabrina Martín… Read more »

How global refugee crisis challenges democracies

     

Forced migration has reached unprecedented levels around the world. While unique migration crises’ geographic origins range from South America to the Middle East, each crisis shares a common root cause—the… Read more »

El Testigo: Colombia’s FARC revive dream of bringing down democracy?

     

Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October’s local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants, said President Ivan Duque. The killings have sparked renewed calls for… Read more »

Liberal democracy’s weaknesses pulling it apart?

     

Brazil’s election, along with the rest of the populist trend, represents something more disruptive than a single wave with a single point of origin. Research suggests it exemplifies weaknesses and… Read more »

The Return of Populism, Latin America Style

     

After receding for the past 10 years, populism is making a comeback in Latin America. On June 17, Colombians elected a president from a right-wing populist party. On July 1,… Read more »

President-elect vows to unite Colombia, amend FARC peace accord

     

Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque (left), who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change… Read more »

Latin America innovates for democratic renewal

     

If democratic renewal entails innovation, Latin America may have something to offer, research suggests. Preliminary results of the LATINNO Project show that since the 1990’s and especially since the 2000’s… Read more »

Development and governance key to national security

     

Countering violent extremism and other national security priorities are advanced by the development of stable nations making progress on social development, economic growth, good governance and rule of law, say… Read more »

Colombia peace deal gives way to rights activists’ killings, UN says

     

A new U.N. report found that dozens of civil society and human rights activists were killed in Colombia, the BBC reports. The report coincides with growing concerns that a historic… Read more »