On January 15, 2018, the Canadian Council for the Americas convened a panel with economists, scholars and business leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States, to discuss the Western Hemisphere’s political and economic situation in a critical election year.
Among the topics discussed, the panel concentrated on Latin America’s heavy electoral year ahead, the impact of the anti-corruption backlash against the backdrop of the region’s economic recovery and global integration.
Global Americans Executive Director Chris Sabatini offered an overview of the region on the governance and the electoral front. Sabatini noted that while this will certainly be the year of anti-corruption backlash, “it’s unlikely that the current popular fever will produce the sort of results many of us desire—positive popular mobilization, the engagement of a new generation of clean politicians, broad reform of the institutions that permitted past perfidy, and the restoration of citizens’ trust in politics.”
To access the discussion, please click HERE.