The belief that Trumpism, Brexit and other expressions of populism at odds with liberal democracy are a passing phenomenon are misguided. They are here to stay; the question is what to do to defend democracy as we know it.
Venezuela isn’t a cheesy soft-porn novel. The international community has to realize there are no shades of gray in Venezuela anymore. For all its flaws, one side is democratic; the other is just plain autocratic.
Con la eliminación del referendo revocatorio y la postergación de las elecciones regionales, el chavismo confirmó lo que la mayoría de los venezolanos ya sabía: Maduro buscará perpetrarse en el poder por todos los medios.
Local elections in Chile have traditionally served as a test of the incumbent party. But this year, with both the governing and the opposition party coalitions dogged by corruption scandals, anything can happen.
The October 2nd plebiscite and its stunningly low voter turnout demonstrated the inherent weaknesses of popular referenda and the need to think creatively about how to restore people’s participation in the electoral process.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has one of the highest approval rates in the region, but he is still going to great lengths to secure his re-election November 6th at all cost. Is this just Ortega playing it safe or a permanent power grab?
Frente al fracaso del diálogo entre gobierno y la oposición venezolanos, es imperioso que el sistema interamericano reactive el uso de la Carta Democrática, que quedó en suspenso luego del 23 de junio.