Democracy

  • ‘Dynasty,’ the Nicaragua Version

    The course of Mr. Ortega’s own political history should serve as reminder that overthrowing a government can be the citizens’ response when all other avenues for dissent are shut.

  • Are American democracies missing something?

    The region's democracies have been shaken in the last years, it may be a sign to deeper problems.

  • As the World Goes Latin, Latin America Gets Logical

    While the British were exiting the EU and the Americas were finally taking steps to protect democracy,

  • Can the World Help Venezuela Save Itself?

    The United States, Colombia, Cuba and other Caribbean countries want to stabilize Venezuela’s oil exports and to prevent an escalation of violence, a breakdown of order and further floods of refugees.

  • Chile is no longer LatAm’s brightest star

    Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn? The former brightest star in the region will find it very difficult to recover the leadership position it used to hold in Latin America.

  • Colombia, Cumaral against mining

    Democracy vs. Mining: The popular consultations in Colombia

    The citizens of the South American countries are making their voices heard

  • Finally, South America puts pressure on Venezuela

    The decision by key South American countries to send an ultimatum to Venezuela’s authoritarian regime demanding that it respect democratic rules went almost unnoticed in the U.S. media

  • How can democracy be Bernie Sanders' downfall?

    The consequence of wining young voters support is they don't participate as much as older voters, and that is a problem for Bernie Sandersm as he is the young voters favorite

  • How Venezuela can avoid suspension from the OASl

    The history of Latin America and the Caribbean is plagued with dictators. That is why in 2001, the 34 countries of the OAS agreed to and signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter.

  • In Venezuela, They Blinked

    Everywhere in the world Congress oath is a customary and rather boring ceremony but in Venezuela it grasped the attention of world media that followed its proceedings step-by-step.

  • Lessons from the September 1 Protest Rally in Venezuela

    The reality of Venezuela demanded a recall referendum as the path to be followed, since a constitutional amendment was blocked by the judges of the Government making up the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.

  • Let venezuelans speak through the vote

    The requests made by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition are concrete. None of them is out of the Constitution.

  • Mexico’s Top Historian Wants You To Look Past The Grim Headlines

    “In comparison to so many other countries in the world... Mexico is a culturally homogeneous country that does not have the problems of racism, religious wars or migration.”

  • Microsoft Unites with Elon Musk on Breakthrough AI Project

    Through this partnership, Microsoft and OpenAI will advance their mutual goal to democratize AI, so everyone can benefit from the technology.

  • Modern democracy conquered Latin America before Europe

    A group of researchers found the first outlines of a society with democracy in Latin America, its origin is not a European phenomenon and it existed before the invasion of the Spanish empire.

  • Neighbors stand up to Venezuela

    This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur. But many heads of state are considering blocking Venezuela, at least temporarily, citing the erosion of democracy there.

  • On Donald Trump, Hugo Chavez and their respective elites

    As the "Rocky Horror Show" (AKA American Presidential Election according to a British nobleman) draws to a close, one too many are trying to understand how could this ordeal happened.

  • Politics: A discredited profession

    Young Latin Americans are political, but are not becoming politicians. The discredit of politics and the alienation of the young are common to democracies around the world.

  • The Curse of Hypercorrection in Latin America

    In the late 2000s, leftist politicians were leading countries all across Latin America. Today, most are in retreat, challenged by a new crop of would-be leaders promising to fix the problems created by the left.

  • The toothless democracy clauses UNASUR/CELAC

    The net effect of these new bodies and their toothless, plagiarized democracy clauses has been to create parallel forums more favorable to the interests of autocrats.

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