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December 2019

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December 30, 2019
As Colombia continues efforts to end its own 50-year internal conflict, it has been hit with a mass migrant influx from neighboring Venezuela, under the thumb of Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian regime. Colombia’s humanitarian response to this latest crisis and its long-term peace and security rest... Read More
December 23, 2019
Los Montes de Maria es una región ubicada en los departamentos de Bolívar y Sucre, que ha sido escenario de torturas, masacres, violaciones y desapariciones forzadas. La lucha por tener el control del territorio y de las vías para comercializar la droga han hecho que los paramilitares, las... Read More
December 23, 2019
After a decade in which corruption in Ecuador reached new heights, the local elections of 2019 brought a new opportunity for genuine reform. However, most of these new government officials lacked the skills and experience to implement much-needed steps toward accountability and transparency. To... Read More
December 23, 2019
Después de una década en la que la corrupción en Ecuador consolidó nuevos alcances, las elecciones sectoriales de 2019 representaron una nueva oportunidad para una reforma genuina. Sin embargo, la mayoría de estos nuevos funcionarios gubernamentales carecen del desarrollo de habilidades y... Read More
December 20, 2019
Increasing women’s labor force participation can have a transformative effect on economic performance. With the Middle East facing slowed economic growth, increasing social unrest and rising... Read More
December 18, 2019
Violent extremism threatens peace and stability in the Sahel region of Africa and beyond. The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) programming connects the next generation of youth in the Sahel with regional initiatives that counter violent extremism, and equips young leaders... Read More
December 13, 2019
This morning, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dutifully met with the Queen in the wake of a massive victory by his Conservative Party – a victory that will now clearly “get Brexit done,” but one that also has recolored the electoral map of the United Kingdom in a way few thought possible. With... Read More
December 10, 2019
El Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) apoya a los valientes defensores de derechos humanos y activistas democráticos alrededor del mundo que trabajan para asegurar un futuro mejor para sus países. En honor al Dia de los Derechos Humanos, decidimos resaltar a uno de los activistas de derechos... Read More
December 10, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) stands with the brave human rights defenders and democracy activists around the world working to secure a better future for their countries. In honor of Human Rights Day, we decided to profile one of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists, Jose... Read More
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