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December 07, 2018
Background On Sunday, December 9, Venezuela will hold municipal elections to fill over 2400 municipal councilor seats across the country. These municipal elections follow the mayoral elections in December 2017 and... Read More
October 01, 2018
Those who work in the fields of public administration, social science and political science have probably heard about the term “collaboration”; a term that many scholars relate very closely with the modern concept of democratic governance. This word “collaboration” gives us an opportunity to... Read More
September 27, 2018
Cualquiera que tenga que ver con los campos de administración pública, ciencias sociales o políticas, participación ciudadana u otros campos relacionados, ha escuchado alguna vez el término «colaboración», un término que muchos estudiosos relacionan muy de cerca con el concepto moderno de... Read More
August 14, 2018
In honor of International Youth Day, IRI highlights the story of Nicolas Victorin. At 32, he is... Read More
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