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July 17, 2018
People have been migrating forever—to pursue fresh opportunities, or, more often, to escape a bad situation in order to survive. Sadly, the latter is responsible for most mass movements today. Instability, violence, poor economic prospects and corruption commonly underly mass migration, or so... Read More
June 26, 2018
Mexico stands on the brink of historic elections. On July 1, 2018, Mexican citizens will elect a new president and over 3,400 officials across the country. With three leading presidential candidates representing parties from across the political spectrum, the decision of voters will have a... Read More
June 25, 2018
June 26 and 27, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador to strengthen bilateral trades and security relations. Adding Ecuador to this trip builds on clear messages from President Lenin Moreno heralding a sea change in Ecuador’s international relations. It will be the first... Read More
April 25, 2018
Upon receiving an invitation to IRI Generation Democracy’s Regional Academy in Panama City, Fabrice Dugas saw an opportunity to help his organization, Groupe ECHO Haiti, which promotes youth innovation and participation in national development... Read More
April 05, 2018
To those watching the upcoming April 13-14 VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru: fasten your seat belts, it might be a bumpy ride. For openers, the chosen theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption” is now a sensitive subject in the host country and in neighboring states. Second, Peru’s... Read More
April 04, 2018
The fight against corruption is generating many opportunities for action and dialogue throughout Latin America, each country with its own peculiarities and governments with different ideological stances. Countries like Guatemala and El Salvador have many shared cultural and historical traits, as... Read More
March 29, 2018
“Fake news,” or disinformation, has become a global concern. Democratic governance works best with an informed, discerning electorate. But what happens when the electorate consumes false information? What happens when popular news stories contain half-truths and half-fictions? As Latin America... Read More
March 28, 2018
La lucha contra la corrupción es un factor que está generando muchos espacios de acción y diálogo a lo largo de Latinoamérica, cada país con sus particularidades y gobiernos con diferentes posturas ideológicas. Países como Guatemala y El Salvador cuentan con muchos rasgos culturales e históricos... Read More
March 04, 2018
IRI’s Central America team is in El Salvador this weekend for an election assessment of the March 4, 2018 municipal and legislative elections. What is our objective, why does it matter, and what have we observed? What is our objective? Our goal is to assess the use of democratic norms in El... Read More
March 02, 2018
On Sunday, March 4, Salvadorans will go to the voting booth to elect mayors, municipal councils and deputies to the national legislative assembly. These elections are an important democratic moment for a nation confronting a number of significant challenges and opportunities –... Read More

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