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January 25, 2017
Si bien sabemos que la fiscalización consiste en examinar una actividad para comprobar si cumple con las normativas vigentes; la transparencia es la obligación de los gobiernos de dar cuenta a los ciudadanos de todos sus actos, especialmente del uso del dinero público y prevenir así los casos de... Read More
December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 is Anti-Corruption Day. The campaign was organized by the United Nations, #UnitedAgainstCorruption, for Development, Peace and Security, to promote the importance of transparency, accountability, integrity, ethics and citizen empowerment. I ask myself, how does the International... Read More
November 18, 2016
From October 23-29, 2016, a five member, nonpartisan delegation representing the House Democracy Partnership (HDP)—Jed Meline, HDP Staff Director; Ana Sorrentino, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA); Mike Dankler, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN); Jerry... Read More
October 24, 2016
This weekend, a delegation arrived in Guatemala City on behalf of the U.S. House of Representative’s House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program.  IRI will coordinate the assessment with close collaboration from the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  Our delegation is a diverse... Read More
October 12, 2016
Durante los últimos meses a nivel local hemos visto como los medios digitales han jugado un papel importante no solo en la opinión sino también en el comportamiento de las personas, cuando esta información llega y produce cambios en el terreno político o social en primera instancia, vamos... Read More
August 31, 2016
Recently, IRI took part in the iTrends2016 Summit in Guatemala City bringing together social media thought leaders from civil society, government, media, academe and the private sector sharing lessons learned, strategies and tools on use of medium. The Institutes long term partner, iLifebelt, a... Read More
August 16, 2016
Desde hace algunos años atrás he escuchado la siguiente afirmación “la prensa se ha convertido en el cuarto poder” y de la mano de esta oración viene a mi mente la siguiente frase “sin periodistas no hay periodismo y sin periodismo no hay democracia.” Ahora me pregunto, realmente sabemos el... Read More
July 29, 2016
The press is capable of stimulating the public conscience when it generates meaningful debate on issues that tug on the fabric of social life.   In the best of circumstances, it can help bridge gaps in the functioning of democratic systems. Yet when it reinforces negative stereotypes, it can... Read More
April 28, 2016
At the beginning of 2016, IRI partnered with the Government of Canada’s Center for Expertise on Fragile and Conflict-Affected States, to design and implement a regional democratic governance program focused on strengthening citizen security. Thanks to Canada’s Stabilization and Reconstruction Task... Read More
March 21, 2016
Muchas veces, la frase más poderosa en la labor del IRI es simplemente: "Podemos hacer eso." Recientemente me reuní con unos alcaldes de comunidades hondureñas donde el IRI ha estado trabajando para fomentar la Seguridad Ciudadana. La criminalidad violenta, particularmente la violencia pandillera... Read More

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