Democracy and Society

Mexico’s Second Presidential Debate: New Format, Still Boring

Escrito por  |  29 / May / 2018

Mexico’s second presidential debate was, in a word, disappointing. Authorities anticipate a high level of participation in these elections. People are organizing to participate as observers, voters, representatives of their parties, media monitors and informed citizens. Hopefully the third debate in June will reflect the high level of preparation and seriousness that an ever-more active citizenry deserves.

Academics and Civic Leaders Call on U.S. Congress to Ensure Neutrality and Support for Democratic Norms in Mexican Elections

Escrito por  |  2 / May / 2018

May 3, 2018 Dear Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, On July 1, Mexicans will go to  Continue Reading »

Goodbye Unasur?

Escrito por  |  2 / May / 2018

The larger countries have “temporarily” abandoned UNASUR, and initial support for the organization’s functionality and institutionalism, which regional leaders had once been swift to invoke to make clear that UNASUR, not the OAS, would resolve South American political issues – has been lost.

Radiography of the VIII Summit of the Americas in the Trump Era

Escrito por  |  19 / April / 2018

The era of Trump marks a change that replaces the construction of hemispheric agendas with mere demands that other nations back up the U.S. government in its war policies, and an attitude of intolerance and aggression toward political situations that prevail in other countries of the region that contributes nothing to resolving them.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: “You know how this thing goes”

Escrito por  |  16 / April / 2018

The inevitable resignation of the president of Peru represents a blow to the most genuine personification of economic power in Peru. On Feb. 23, first Vice President Martín Vizcarra assumed the presidency with a mandate to govern until 2021.

Anti-Democracy Without Borders

Escrito por  |  20 / March / 2018

While the media focuses on his personality and his tweets, Donald Trump is leading an antidemocratic project that has serious implications for the United States and the rest of the world.

‘We Have to Participate in this Electoral Process So They’ll Turn Around and See our Peoples’: An Interview With Marichuy

Escrito por  |  20 / March / 2018

We want to take advantage of this process to reach every corner of this country, especially our communities, but also in the cities, to say we need to create another form of government. And that this government needs to emerge from people who get organized.