Catharine Christie joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2020 as a program assistant for the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program. She graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Government. While at Colby, Catharine worked as a research assistant in the Government department for two years, focusing her work on civil society participation and participatory institutions in Colombia and Venezuela. She spent a semester abroad studying in Havana, Cuba where she taught English, followed by a semester in Valparaíso, Chile. She also completed a January Program interning under the Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program.
On offre dans le présent rapport du programme Peter D. Bell Rule of Law du Inter-American Dialogue et Edison Lanza une évaluation succincte de la situation entourant la liberté d’expression dans les Amériques au cours des premiers mois de la pandémie de la Covid-19.
This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and Edison Lanza provides a succinct assessment of freedom of expression developments in the Americas in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On July 28, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University hosted “Victims of their own Success? The Lessons of Anti-Impunity Missions in Central America” to discuss the achievements and takeaways of high-profile anti-impunity missions in Central America.
While AMLO deserves credit for pledging to combat Mexico’s impunity crisis, he has failed to set a clear strategy to address the faults and lack of independence within the justice system, calling into question his commitment to confront the root causes of impunity.
The actions, or lack thereof, of the presidents of the region’s two biggest countries, Mexico and Brazil, have drawn particular scrutiny, casting a fresh spotlight on populism in Latin America and its particular vulnerabilities in the face of a global pandemic.