Conventional wisdom is that the pendulum has swung away from the left and back to the right. Such a view, though, misses the complex positions politicians, governments and voters are taking across the political spectrum.
In the possible absence of leadership—political, economic and moral—from the north, will South American nations go their own ways? And will some take the risky strategy of tightening relations with China?
Drawing from recent research, a new book argues that the flurry of recent innovations for “direct democracy”—from recall referenda to plebiscites—despite positive potential, also pose new risks to democratic governance.
Are Republicans about to re-polarize and undermine the policy consistency (and success) around U.S. policy toward Colombia? Those listening to Uribe’s concerns may want to remember his brother, Santiago.
The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.
With corruption scandals, popular protests and the revelations in the Panama Papers, it’s easy to think that corruption in Latin America has suddenly increased. It hasn’t, but Latin American institutions are better prepared to deal with the fallout.
The real threat from the December 3 constitutional amendments in Ecuador isn’t the possibility of indefinite re-election for President Correa, it’s the way they were approved and their implications for freedom of expression.