How democracies survive? Lessons from Brazil

Daniel Cerqueira* Versión en español aquí. Bolsonaro’s rise to power in 2018 and the popular support he still holds shows the information dystopia and the inability of parties with democratic vocation to close ranks against demagogues who lack such vocation. This article comments on some factors that allowed Brazilian democracy to overcome four years of constant […]

The Urgent Need to Consolidate Democracy and the Rule of Law in Haiti

Gaël Pétillon* Versión en español aquí.  According to the Haitian Constitution, the legislative, executive, and judicial powers constitute the essential foundation on which the State’s organization is based. Within the exercise of their respective powers, duties, and functions, they are entirely independent. However, since January 2020, the failure to hold legislative elections has resulted in a […]

Lending an Ear to Venezuela

Ana Lorena Delgadillo* Versión en español aquí. Originally published in Proceso. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Venezuela for the second time in three years. In my last visit in December 2018, I recall witnessing disturbing food and medicine shortages. This time round, I experienced a different Venezuela, but in a worse situation. Despite the […]

The significance of the Engel list: against corruption and in defense of democracy

Katharine Valencia* Adapted from an article originally published on Revista Factum. Spanish version available here. There has been much attention to the “Engel List” in Central America in recent weeks. The list of corrupt and undemocratic actors published by the US Department of State on July 1 was highly anticipated, especially after a list of corrupt Central American […]

Presidential Elections in Peru Reveal a Deeply Divided Country

David Lovatón Palacios* The fox from above and the fox from below– José María Arguedas Country of Jauja a possible utopia, which is that of respectful and enriching coexistence between cultures– Edgardo Rivera Martínez Last Sunday, June 6, the second round of elections took place in Peru between two presidential candidates who obtained the largest number of votes in […]

General Elections in Peru 2021: The pandemic has won

David Lovatón Palacios* Spanish version here. On April 11, the general elections took place in Peru to elect the new President and Congress for the period 2021-2026, with an absolutely unpredictable and discouraging result from a democratic perspective. The following is a brief analysis of what the two presidential candidates who have made it to […]