In a democracy, policymaking at the local level is a privileged space for citizen participation. But in autocracies like Cuba’s, the one-party regime takes control of social mobilization at every level.
The U.S. must recognize the role of China and Venezuela in the Caribbean and develop policies that compete with these rivals rather than simply telling the Caribbean to get in line with U.S. objectives.
As many governments are questioning the value of democracy, civil society has emerged as the main force to ensure compliance with democratic principles worldwide. Still, it’s unclear how much influence it can have on November’s G20 Summit in Argentina.
n Colombia’s first presidential elections since the signing of the 2016 peace agreement ending its 50-year war with the FARC insurgency, candidates have competed on issues that affect people’s daily lives and future prospects, rather than who can claim the firmest hand in dealing with armed conflict and real or exaggerated threats.
In an event hosted by the Canadian Council for the Americas, business leaders and expert scholars from the region offer an answer to the question: Will Latin America be able to maintain sustained economic growth as it enters an intense electoral cycle?
In the coming weeks, Global Americans will release a serialized report on indigenous rights and political integration in the Americas, focusing on the comparative cases of Mexico and Guatemala. First up, an introduction to the project and a primer on the state of political integration across the hemisphere.
Ninguna dictadura permite que se le llame como tal. Lo regímenes dictatoriales se pasean por un sinfín de términos para definirse: proceso, revolución, restauración, proyecto nacional. En el fondo se busca evitar la palabra dictadura ya que ésta tiene un sentido inequívoco, en todas partes se entiende cabalmente su significado.
President Moreno may not be a newfound ally for the U.S., but he is a reminder that today the greatest challenges to U.S. interests in the region aren’t ideological but criminality, poor governance and populism.