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.
Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?
Next year, critical elections in Latin America’s three most populous countries—Colombia, Mexico and Brazil—are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust with a mix of corruption scandals, mediocre economies, unremitting violence and a largely discredited political class. All three presidential contests are wide open and ripe for anti-establishment challengers.
On November 15, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Corruption, Internet Freedom, and Online Privacy in Latin America,” bringing together panelists to discuss a report recently published by the Inter-American Dialogue about freedom of expression and the concept of the “Right to be Forgotten.” The event’s panelists included Catalina Botero, Edison Lanza, José Luis Piñar, Romina Mella, and Michael Camilleri. The panel explored the concept of the “Right to be Forgotten” in the context of Latin America, considering the tension between privacy and transparency, and how European privacy standards can be adapted for the Americas.
El pasado 3 de octubre, el Diálogo Interamericano en asociación con Free Press Unlimited, ICCO Cooperación y el Centro Latinoamericano para la Competitividad y el Desarrollo Sostenible (CLACDS) del Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas en Costa Rica (INCAE), organizó un panel sobre el periodismo independiente en Centroamérica con Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Martín Rodriguez y José Luis Sanz.