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December 05, 2019
As part of its efforts to shut down citizen protests demanding political reform, the Nicaraguan government has stifled freedom of the press, accused civil society organizations of plotting a coup and arbitrarily detained hundreds of people. A new... Read More
November 18, 2019
Thirty years ago, riots over price hikes resulted in over two-hundred deaths and two-thousand injuries in Venezuela. Today, thanks to populist authoritarian solutions, the country is crippled by a severe political, economic and social crisis.  To help other countries avoid these kinds of... Read More
October 11, 2019
October presidential elections in Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay could upend not just domestic but regional politics.   This month, Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay will hold presidential elections. On October 20, Bolivia’s longtime socialist president... Read More
October 04, 2019
As recently as 2015, optimism about efforts to counter corruption in Central America’s Northern Triangle was high. Today, only El Salvador is still making progress. International assistance will remain important to making headway in countering the regional threat of corruption.   Corruption... Read More
October 02, 2019
From Argentina to Mexico, political campaigns are battling cyberattacks in Latin America. This year, the International Republican Institute (IRI) continues its partnership with digital democracy pioneers to help political campaigns combat cybersecurity threats in Latin America and beyond. ... Read More
September 26, 2019
From spoiled ballots to unsanctioned demonstrations, some Cubans are challenging the island’s political status quo. On February 24, Cubans voted on a new constitution incorporating 760 changes — ranging from the recognition of private... Read More
September 17, 2019
Young people are disproportionately affected by the insecurity plaguing the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. One International Republican Institute (IRI) program is working to build trust between at-risk youth and their local governments by tapping into the region... Read More
September 05, 2019
En Argentina el 23 de noviembre de 2017 se sancionó la Ley 27.412, que aborda la Paridad de Género en Ámbitos de Representación Política en el país. La misma establece que las listas de candidatos/as al Congreso de la Nación (diputados/as y senadores/as) y al Parlamento del Mercosur deben ser... Read More
August 15, 2019
Behind the headlines, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s frenetic first six months have witnessed several unprecedented developments in the country’s justice and security sector.  From Caracas to Córdoba, the past several months have been some of the more tumultuous in... Read More
August 13, 2019
Sunday, August 11, Guatemalans celebrated a peaceful runoff vote for their presidency, since no candidate won more than 50 percent on the first ballot June 16. The two survivors of that contest were former national prisons director Alejandro Giammettei and former first lady Sandra Torres. ... Read More

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