Constructing Democratic Governance
The centerpiece of the Dialogue's work on democratic governance is the Constructing Democratic Governance book series, published by John Hopkins University Press and now in its fourth edition. Leading Latin American and US scholars undertake a systematic and wide-ranging examination of the state of democratic governance in Latin America.
On Tuesday, May 6th, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosted an event with Therese Turner Jones, Heather Sutton, Stacey Plaskett, and Richard Aborn. This event was the launch of the IDB’s new publication Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers. The speakers focused on crime and violence, the region’s greatest challenge.
As “novas revelações” sobre o presidente Michel Temer acabaram com a pouca credibilidade internacional que ele tinha e comprometeram a capacidade do Brasil de exercer influência na região e fortalecer os laços com os Estados Unidos, avalia Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-American Dialogue. Questionado sobre a permanência de Temer no poder, ele disse ao Estado: “Não vejo como”.
In early May, an employee of the United Nations was kidnapped in Colombia by the FARC rebel group during a visit by the U.N. Security Council to support the country’s recent peace accord. The captors are part of a unit of the FARC that has refused to disarm as part of last year’s peace deal. The following week, eight people were kidnapped by the ELN rebel group, but were later released. How is the implementation of the peace accords between the government and the FARC rebel group going?