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Tamara Taraciuk Broner is director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue.
Before joining the Dialogue, Taraciuk Broner was the acting Americas director at Human Rights Watch. She has carried out extensive field research throughout Latin America documenting human rights violations and she has conducted cutting edge research on policies and practices that undermine democracy, including threats to judicial independence, attacks on free speech, discrimination, and harassment of civil society organizations.
Taraciuk Broner brings a proven record of developing ambitious projects to address critical rule of law issues. She has led strategic advocacy efforts to promote policy changes to strengthen rights protection and democracy in the region, including by building strong partnerships with public officials, civil society leaders, policymakers, and subject-matter experts. Taraciuk Broner has published widely in leading newspapers in the United States, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald, as well as in Latin America and Europe.
Prior to her time at Human Rights Watch, Taraciuk Broner worked on a regional citizen security project at the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center. She also worked at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.
Taraciuk Broner was born in Venezuela and grew up in Argentina. She studied law at Torcuato Di Tella University. She holds a post-graduate diploma on human rights and transitional justice from the University of Chile and a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from Columbia Law School.
In Latin America, the rise of so-called “outsiders” with anti-system or anti-establishment agendas has had significant consequences for the rule of law.
Los mercados no siempre discriminan entre gobiernos democráticos y autócratas, o si violan o no derechos humanos, pero la narrativa está cambiando. Hay que ayudar a que el discurso cambie, como ocurrió con los criterios ESG.
El mercado es inherentemente incapaz de discriminar entre gobiernos democráticos y no democráticos [...] Es una cuestión que ha sido muy importante en el contexto de la inversión en América Latina. Hemos visto instituciones democráticas amenazadas por gobiernos de izquierda y de derecha en una variedad de países como Bolivia, Brasil, El Salvador, México, Venezuela. En todos estos casos, el apoyo financiero siguió llegando, incluso de Wall Street.