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August 07, 2017
Across the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, IRI collaborates with diverse stakeholders to enhance citizen-centered governance. By enabling local economic development engines, promoting transparency, public accountability, participatory budgeting, and by... Read More
June 05, 2015
Ochenta y tres millones de votantes están inscritos para participar en las elecciones intermedias del 7 de junio.  Hay temas importantes a los cuales daremos seguimiento en estas elecciones donde se definirán casi dos mil cargos.  En estas elecciones intermedias se renovarán los 500... Read More
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Patricio Gajardo

Director Residente
May 21, 2015
Being a politician affiliated with an opposition party in Venezuela can be dangerous these days, inviting government harassment, intimidation, and threats of jail. Identifying oneself as an opposition party member by voting in its primary can be almost as daunting, but remarkably some 600,000... Read More
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Juan Carlos Monje

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
May 20, 2015
“This is the first time I have received a recognition certificate of anything in my whole life. Thank you.” Powerful words echoed by a 63-year-old Guyanese election observer as he received a certificate of appreciation from IRI and its local election monitoring partner, the Electoral Assistance... Read More
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Stacie Brown

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean Division
May 08, 2015
My Homeboy Industries tour guide paused mid-sentence to retrieve his vibrating cell phone.  “Sorry, I just want to make sure it’s not my social worker,” he said before resuming a description of the 18-month program that “saved [his] life.”... Read More
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Sara Danish

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
May 06, 2015
IRI has assisted and enhanced women’s organizations, such as the Guyana Women’s Roundtable, and has worked with the Women and Gender Equality Commission to empower women and to produce public service announcements urging women to vote on May 11. The Latin America division team also played an... Read More
April 30, 2015
El 25 de Abril de 1990, luego de diez años de revolución sandinista y una guerra civil que había cobrado demasiadas vidas de nicaragüenses, negado esperanzas para una democracia, la economía en Nicaragua estaba colapsada, el sistema productivo era casi inexistente, el futuro del país era incierto... Read More
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Gabriela Serrano

Regional Program Director, Bogotá, Colombia
April 17, 2015
April 10 and 11, leaders from 35 countries in North and South America as well as the Caribbean—including, for the first time, Cuba—met in Panama City, Panama for the seventh Summit of the Americas. The summit process, initiated during the Clinton administration in 1994 has provided a platform for... Read More
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Casey Cagley

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
February 13, 2015
April 10 and 11, the Summit of the Americas will convene for the seventh time since the high level meetings began in 1994.  This year, as in the last two Summits, there will be a forum for representatives of independent civil society organizations to address the assembled presidents.  So... Read More
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Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean
February 13, 2015
Durante el 10 y el 11 de abril, la Cumbre de las Américas se llevará a cabo por séptima vez desde su creación en 1994. Este año, tal como en las dos Cumbres anteriores, habrá un Foro destinado a los representantes de las organizaciones independientes de la sociedad civil que interactuarán con los... Read More
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Stephen Johnson

Division Director, Latin American and the Caribbean

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