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October 16, 2020
On October 18, Bolivians will go to the polls to vote in Latin America’s largest presidential election of 2020 – a contest that will set the tone for how neighboring countries conduct elections amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the election period underway, political tensions are rising, and... Read More
October 08, 2020
On October 7th, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) officially confirmed that 17 presidential candidates and more than 300 National Assembly (NA) candidates will be on the ballot in the February 7, 2021 elections. Considering that more than 221 political movements and 77,000 candidates... Read More
September 28, 2020
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we’re proud of the remarkable work being done every day through our programs, partnerships and networks across the globe, implemented by our incredible staff on the ground, including a number of female resident program directors. To highlight... Read More
September 24, 2020
Populism comes in many forms, and its effect on democratic politics remains hotly contested. Yet history makes clear that, in its most virulent form, it can destroy democracies by nurturing an “us versus them” mentality that polarizes and makes political compromise untenable. In Latin America, such... Read More
September 21, 2020
September 21 marks the United Nations International Day of Peace, an opportunity to reinvigorate the fight for freedom and stability across the world. In celebration of World Peace Day, the International Republican Institute (... Read More
August 27, 2020
In honor of International Youth Day (August 12), the International Republican Institute (IRI) is spending the month of August spotlighting our networks and partnerships that are empowering young people across the globe to build a more democratic world. In this blog, Gabriela Commatteo, an Argentine... Read More
August 19, 2020
Democracies can only thrive when the voices of all citizens are heard. As part of our commitment to empowering marginalized communities, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is shining a spotlight on our work with one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Latin America -... Read More
July 30, 2020
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21-partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislatures. HDP is proudly implemented by the... Read More
July 22, 2020
Oswaldo Payá fue padre, activista político y uno de los primeros miembros de la oposición en Cuba. Fundador del Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación y principal organizador del Proyecto Valera, Payá dedicó su carrera a oponerse al régimende Cuba y a... Read More
July 21, 2020
Oswaldo Payá was a father, political activist and one of the first outspoken opposition members in Cuba. Founder of the Christian Liberation Movement and primary organizer of the Valera Project, Payá devoted his career to opposing Cuba’s one-party... Read More

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