Category: Honduras

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 »

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 »

Will democracy crisis empower Latin America’s military?

     

Can Latin America’s  elected civilian leaders regain the trust of their publics and deliver on the promises of democratic governance? Can militaries escape the pressures of stepping into power during… 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 »

How to make extremely violent democracies safe

     

The world’s most violent places are polarized, unequal democracies. There is a way to make them safer, argues Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior fellow in the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy, Conflict, and… Read more »

Crowdsourcing funds journalism where press freedom is weak

     

Wendy Funes was poring over judicial records when she discovered that the remains of human fetuses and newborns had been found in an indigenous area of her native Honduras. The… Read more »

Combatting kleptocracy? Why nondemocratic states can’t deliver on corruption

     

Targeted, personal sanctions aimed at oligarchs create a genuine problem for Vladimir Putin’s hold on power, notes analyst Natalie Nougayrède. Russia is an authoritarian kleptocracy. The elite’s loyalty to the… Read more »

Corruption sapping faith in Latin American democracy

     

Guatemala is experiencing a major crisis triggered by scandals of corruption; Honduras is debating the re-election of its President, in open contradiction to its Constitution while facing indications of corruption… Read more »