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May 28, 2020
Latin Americans are more connected than ever before, yet a sharp divide remains between those with and without internet access. The spread of COVID-19 has only... Read More
May 26, 2020
Nicolás Maduro, the autocratic leader of Venezuela, has used the COVID-19 pandemic to attack his political opponents, health workers, coronavirus victims and the United States, all while rejecting responsibility for the disastrous state of the country’s healthcare system. His callous response risks... Read More
May 21, 2020
El COVID-19 amenaza no sólo las vida de las personas, sino también la de los gobiernos y las instituciones democráticas. El Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) conversa con socios y otros líderes que han estado en “primera línea" en la lucha mundial por proteger y fortalecer la... Read More
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
May 19, 2020
Cuba’s communist regime has long trumpeted its health system as a model for other countries – but systemic dysfunction is leaving Cubans vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In the months following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Cuban government has reported 1,754 cases of infection, 79... Read More
April 30, 2020
Today, we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) charter signing. The OAS is a multinational forum that, much like the International Republican Institute (IRI), embodies a commitment to democracy and good governance throughout the hemisphere. We are proud to... Read More
April 27, 2020
Weakened by poor economic management and corruption, Haiti’s government is ill-prepared to protect its people during the COVID-19 pandemic and handle the economic and political fallout. Bolstering democratic institutions, governance and human rights will be critical in fighting COVID-19 and... Read More
April 22, 2020
Under pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America’s democracies require assistance coordinating internal efforts, maintaining accountability and safeguarding fundamental freedoms. International support, including the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) programming to strengthen... Read More
April 18, 2020
As Nicaraguans mark the two-year anniversary of the popular protest movement that began on April 18, 2018, the Ortega regime continues to target civil society organizations, independent media, pro-democracy activists and citizens alike. In addition, the government is manifestly failing to protect... Read More
April 09, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is just beginning to be felt in Latin America and is exacerbating underlying institutional problems. Some governments have suspended constitutional rights and freedoms, adopted broader surveillance mechanisms and contributed to misinformation. While these... Read More

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