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Artículos, Project Syndicate

Justice or Democracy in Brazil?

Brazilian authorities have banned former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from running for reelection, owing to a corruption conviction. Unfortunately, this strict interpretation of a statute Lula himself signed could open the way for an election result that ultimately subverts the rule of law – and takes democracy down with it.

Has Latin America’s Crusade Against Corruption Gone Too Far?
Artículos, The New York Times

Has Latin America’s Crusade Against Corruption Gone Too Far?

After two years of trials and investigations, the Lava Jato, or Car Wash, scandal continues to wreak havoc on Brazil’s politics.

Latin America’s Annus Mediocris
Artículos, Project Syndicate

Latin America’s Annus Mediocris

From a peace agreement in Colombia to major cross-border anti-corruption efforts, 2017 was shaping up to be a banner year for Latin America. Then came Donald Trump, whose threats of military intervention in Venezuela, together with anti-trade and anti-immigration policies at home, sent shock waves throughout the region.

Where Is Latin America Headed?
Artículos, The New York Times

Where Is Latin America Headed?

The recent presidential vote in Chile, along with the Nov. 26 contest in Honduras, signals the beginning of a yearlong electoral cycle in Latin America.

Latin Americans Stand Up to Corruption. The Silver Lining in a Spate of Scandals
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Latin Americans Stand Up to Corruption. The Silver Lining in a Spate of Scandals

Just a few years ago, Latin America was on a roll

Brazil’s Cautious Voters
Otros Artículos, Project Syndicate

Brazil’s Cautious Voters

MEXICO CITY – Brazil has been in the global spotlight this year, and not always for the right reasons. Following the 2013 riots over the amount of money being spent on the 2014 soccer World Cup, protests continued up to, and even during, the tournament in

World Cup Blues
Otros Artículos

World Cup Blues

MEXICO CITY – The conventional wisdom in Latin America is that the combination of economic growth, representative democracy, and middle-class expansion has led the region into a trap, with citizens’ expectations rising faster than governments’ ability to

Good Enough is not Enough
Otros Artículos, TIME

Good Enough is not Enough

Brazilian football is one of Latin America’s most revered traditions. And yet, as the World Cup gets under way in the country, it is unclear whether the tournament will be a success, with the threat of protests hanging over the games. Meanwhile, in Colomb

Castañeda Opina
Otros Artículos

Castañeda Opina

El Dr. Castañeda habla sobre los retos que está enfrentando Brazil en las últimas semanas para la Copa Mundial.

Red, White and Blue Reprieve for Mexico
Otros Artículos, The New York Times

Red, White and Blue Reprieve for Mexico

On Wednesday, it could have said that again, but instead its big block letters read “Thank You.” Other newspaper headlines, and most Mexican fans, expressed the same sentiment because little else could really be said after the United States, in a twist as

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TLC: ¿ya mero?

Hoy en #Amarres escribo “TLC: ¿ya mero?”; vía EL FINANCIERO👇

Jorge G. Castañeda opina que, en la negociación del TLCAN, la parte mexicana ha procurado siempre mostrar tramposamente la mejor cara para proteger el tipo de cambio.

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