The mandate of the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)—the country’s weak but mildly successful anti-graft commission—is set to expire on January 19. Two scenarios emerge, none will result in the strengthening of the MACCIH.
The allegations of excessive use of violence by Chile’s security forces open a debate over the deep reforms needed so that security institutions can satisfactorily fulfill their main constitutional and legal functions.
While some fear that Alberto Fernández’s victory means a return to the populist and fiscally irresponsible policies of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the country’s current political and economic state will likely force the new president to take a moderate course.
Following the runoff election on November 24, Uruguay will face the challenge of remaining one of the strongest democracies in Latin America. This will be a shared responsibility between the winner and the losing party.