Analysis

Colombian President Iván Duque’s popularity is sinking, and Colombians are planning a national strike on Thursday. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Why Is Colombia’s Patience Wearing Thin With Duque?

What is at the root of citizens’ discontent in Colombia, and will the nation see the same sort of violence than other countries in South America?

Cynthia J. Arnson, Maria Velez de Berliner, Erin McFee

Nicaragua in 2019: Time for Change?

Six trends and one consideration regarding political change for a regime that is unsustainable over the long term.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Violence and the Democratic Transition in Nicaragua

On June 4, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Violence and the Democratic Transition in Nicaragua.” The IACHR documented systematic repression in its May 2018 visit to Nicaragua. The statistics, collected via hearings and testimonials, included 76 dead, more than 450 detained, and the recurrent usage of sharpshooters, torture, and extrajudicial killings.

Sonia Torres

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Protests in Nicaragua: What’s Next?

Addressing the widespread demonstrations taking place in Nicaragua, the panelists discussed the causes of the protests as well as their future implications.

Audrey Velanovich

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Nicaragua’s Democracy Is Falling Apart

For years, Nicaraguans seemed to tolerate the growing authoritarianism of President Daniel Ortega in exchange for stability and growth. That pact is now crumbling.

Ben Raderstorf, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Los Angeles Times

Venezuela After the Constituent Assembly

The constituyente could set the stage for the Maduro government to consolidate its power, criminalize the opposition, and usher in a new and even darker phase in Venezuela’s crisis.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

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Challenging Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution

Ecuadordan President Rafael Correa battles an increasingly dissatisfied citizenry as he implements fiscal reforms to counter dropping oil prices.

Michael Shifter, Murat Dagli

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Local Conflicts and Natural Resources: A Balancing Act for Latin American Governments

Conflicts over energy and natural resources are leading to social turmoil and posing serious challenges for investment projects all over Latin America. To better manage such conflicts, Latin American governments must step up their involvement in the consultation process and communicate more effectively with local communities about potential social, environmental and economic impacts, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Viscidi, Jason Fargo

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Venezuela Needs Its Neighbors

Events in the Ukraine have lifted the morale of anti-government protestors in Venezuela and elevated their expectations.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Faro