Democracy and Society

Letter To President-Elect Biden on Central America Policy

Escrito por  |  15 / January / 2021

A broad coalition of U.S. groups that work on Central America called for “a fundamentally different approach to U.S. foreign policy” in the region.

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.

A product of built-up outrage, Guatemalan popular demonstrations are being met with repression

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2020

The country was still reeling from the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota when a new crisis hit Guatemala last week, this one the product of a history of accumulating pressure in the country. The political crisis revealed public outrage of broad sectors at government corruption and impunity, particularly aimed at the Guatemalan Congress.

Bolivia Goes to the Polls in the Midst of Health, Economic and Political Crisis

Escrito por  |  18 / October / 2020

On October 18, Bolivia elects its president, vice president, and all the senators and deputies for a term ending in 2025. The election is a repeat of the October 2019 elections, which were annulled after a coup that led to the resignation and flight into exile of President Evo Morales. If everything goes as agreed, the country will regain the democratic path lost last year.

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno Seeks to Remove Likely Winner from the 2021 Presidential Ballot

Escrito por  |  1 / October / 2020

Ecuador’s Electoral Council will convene imminently to announce its final decision on whether to block the Andrés Arauz–Carlos Rabascall presidential ticket from participating in the 2021 Presidential elections. kicking the leadin ticket out of the race would be a violation of law and a betrayal of democracy.

Trump Moves to Take Leadership of Regional Development Bank Away From Latin American Nations

Escrito por  |  27 / August / 2020

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico proposed suspending the election for president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), scheduled for September until March 2021, to prevent Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser for Latin America, the Cuban-American Mauricio Claver-Carone, from taking over the powerful regional post.

South American Nations Adopt Different COVID-19 Stategies, With Different Results

Escrito por  |  22 / July / 2020

On May 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the epicenter of COVID-19 had moved to Latin America, particularly South America. The region now has the highest number of new cases and deaths in the world.