Nationalization & Its Discontents: Low Oil Prices & Latin America

As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

How Big a Blow Is Sunday’s Vote to Bolivia’s President?

Bolivians on Sunday appeared to have rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed President Evo Morales to run for an unprecedented fourth term in office. What does the vote say about Bolivians’ view of Morales and about the state of the country’s democracy?

Latin America Advisor ˙

Bolivia’s Morales Contains Corruption Fallout

After a string of corruption scandals, President Evo Morales’ party lost dramatically in regional elections in Bolivia last week.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

The Distributional Impact of Fiscal Policy in South Africa

This paper, published uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality.

Nora Lustig, Gabriela Inchauste, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield, Ingrid Woolard

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Fiscal Policy and Ethno-Racial Inequality in Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Uruguay

African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America face higher poverty rates and are disproportionately represented among the poor. Per capita income of the white population can be sixty percent higher to twice as high as the per capita income of the African descendant and indigenous populations.

Nora Lustig

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Evo’s Journey

With Morales’ approval rating at 75%, it is likely that voters will re-elect him for a third consecutive term

Marielle Coutrix

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A Very Full Year of Elections

In the year-long period from November 2013 to November 2014, presidential elections will occur in nine Latin American countries.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Infolatam

A Conversation with Jorge Quiroga

In early October, Morales announced he will run for a third presidential term . Is democracy under seige?

Megan Cook

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A Time for Action

Latin America inequality gap, economic integration, and infrastructure and education systems were among the issues spotlighted at the XVII Annual CAF Conference.

Mary Dempsey

Event Summaries ˙

Is Freedom of the Press Under Threat in Latin America?

Is press freedom seriously jeopardized in these countries or elsewhere in the region? What implications does it have for the state of democracy? Should regional bodies or other organizations be taking action? If so, how?

Scott Griffen, Benoit Hervieu, Viviana Giacaman

A Conversation with Marcelo Zabalaga

Bolivia’s success as one of the fastest growing economies in the past decade stems from its unique economic model.

Patrick Murray

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Colombia Soy Yo

Women Leaders in the Peace-Building Process

Women are integral to the process of post-conflict reconstruction in Latin America. On Friday, January 23, 2009, a panel of four women leaders from Bolivia and Colombia discussed the role of women in promoting a culture of non-violence and peace-building in the region.

Christina Lara

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A Review of School Participation

The purpose of this document is to give a review of the policies, programs and practices related to parental and community involvement in schools in seven Latin American countries: Bolivia , Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

María Margarita López C.