Economic crisis and stagnation have sparked a wave of protest and a demand for more transparency and an efficient welfare state across the region. A sign carried by one of the more than a million Chileans demonstrating on Oct. 25 read: “Neoliberalism was born in Chile; it is dying in Chile.” You’d think the obituary… Seguir leyendo Latin Americans Are Clamoring for Equality — and Democracy
Both leaders threaten the region’s hard-won democracy.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s inauguration as president of Mexico will soon be followed by Jair Bolsonaro’s accession to the presidency of Brazil and US President Donald Trump’s completion of two years in office. In each case, a populist leader’s rise could have been prevented, which should serve as a lesson for democrats everywhere.
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.
Mexico’s progress continues to be inhibited by resistance to change—a resistance that today, according to Jorge Castañeda, has placed Mexico’s democracy and the country at a crossroads.
Mexico must shed self-defeating habits if it hopes to take its place among the world’s leading nations, Jorge Castañeda writes.
Entrevista realizada al Dr. Jorge G. Castañeda para el programa de noticias “Democracy Now” conducido por Amy Goodman y Juan González. Se tranmitió el 23 de septiembre de 2010, y se habló sobre la guerra contra el narotráfico, la legalización de las droga
Granting emerging economic powers a greater role on the world stage too soon could weaken the international system that upholds democracy, human rights, nuclear nonproliferation and environmental protection.
In 1962, at a special meeting of the Organization of American States, the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este became famous for something more than just luxury condos, restaurants and hotels, and catering to the Argentine aristocracy during the holiday sea
Despite the rhetoric and the photo-ops, the Trinidad Summit of the Americas postponed any real discussion of U.S. policy toward Cuba. In the U.S., the extremist embargo has been a sop to the right-wing and Florida electorate. But in countries like Mexico,