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March 05, 2019
“Being here brings us another opportunity; not only to learn from one another but also to grow together,” Peruvian Vice President and Member of Congress Mercedes Araoz reflected as she addressed 22 women members of parliament from ten countries during the closing of the weeklong House Democracy... Read More
February 22, 2018
On September 20, 2017, nearly 200,000 Guatemalan citizens protested throughout the country in response to legislators voting to grant President Jimmy Morales immunity from a probe into suspected illicit campaign funding. Only a few months later, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru was... Read More
March 07, 2017
This February, I had the pleasure of participating in a week of technical trainings in Kenya with the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program. Two fellow trainers and I partnered with staff from IRI from Washington D.C. and Kenya to... Read More
January 19, 2016
IRI took part in various inauguration events in Guatemala on Thursday, January 16. Apart from the swearing-in of President Jimmy Morales, these included the opening of the 2016-2020 legislative session, observing the swearing in of the 2016-2017 Congressional Board of Directors and annual state of... Read More
September 25, 2015
No country, including ours, is free of corruption, and scandals have recently been roiling governments throughout the hemisphere. From Guatemala’s president and vice president implicated in a customs fraud scheme, to Brazil’s Mensalao kickbacks from the state oil company to Mexico, Peru, and beyond... Read More
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Casey Cagley

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division