• Every day Ecuador sinks deeper towards a state of outright crisis. In the face of an economic contraction, the country must overcome enormous obstacles to recovery and growth. Its politics don’t offer a clear way out and look more unpredictable every month.

    Aug 4 2016 Voces
  • For all of Peru’s economic gains, many voters have felt left out of the prosperity—and of the political process. To have a lasting impact as president, Kuczynski has to do better.

    Jul 28 2016 Voces
  • Though the threat of terrorism has caused alarm in Brazil, growing crime on the streets of Rio has emerged as the top concern during the Olympics.

    Jul 27 2016 Voces
  • In Latin America, African descendant youth are in the headlines in places like Brazil and Colombia, where more black youth are attending colleges and universities than ever before.

    Jul 21 2016 Voces
  • The Salvadoran Supreme Court ruling on the country’s amnesty law has been praised by human rights advocates, but could open a Pandora’s Box for a country that already faces daunting challenges.

    Jul 21 2016 Voces
  • Venezuela’s democratic balance is at a high-risk moment. Protecting it requires an urgent political dialogue amongst Venezuelans.

    Jul 20 2016 Voces
  • Secretary General Luis Almagro’s recent visibility is not enough to hide the deep problems the OAS is facing.

    Jul 18 2016
  • The Dominican Republic has taken important steps towards improving its education system, but this is just the beginning of an ongoing process

    Jul 13 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Political reform—the effort to redesign the functioning or constitutional architecture of a political regime, the electoral system, or political parties—has become an important issue in Latin America.

    Jul 7 2016
  • The result of the Brexit vote has opened a Pandora’s box whose contents will cause disturbances across a range of issues, from the recovery of the global economy to the future of European integration.

    Jul 1 2016
  • Reactions to the announcement of a ceasefire in Colombia reveal a fractured country, but with hope for the future.

    Jun 29 2016 Voces
  • One way to promote schools’ autonomy is to change the institutional architecture of the educational systems to which they belong.

    Jun 28 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Daniel Ortega stands as Nicaragua’s only candidate five months before the election. A high approval rating and fractured opposition will likely pave the way for him to win an unprecedented fourth term in office.

    Jun 24 2016 Voces
  • In celebrating the day of family remittances, we are honoring migrants and the impact of their earnings on development, as well as their efforts, challenges, and sacrifices to extend their love to their families in tangible ways.

    Jun 16 2016 Voces
  • On Sunday, June 5th, around 37 million people voted to elect new governors for 12 of Mexico’s states and new constituency and municipal leaders.

    Jun 15 2016 Voces