Democratic Governance

In recent years, the state of democratic governance in Latin America has been decidedly mixed. Discussion has turned away from elections and the leftward swings in several countries. Electoral contests are increasingly a matter of routine, and ideology has become notably less salient. The debate now centers on how leaders and institutions confront the complicated tasks of managing their economic and socialaff airs while representing heterogeneous societies with heightened demands and expectations.

The Inter-American Dialogue closely monitors the state of democratic governance and the rule of law in the countries of the Western Hemisphere. Our analysis, reports, and exchanges serve to encourage compliance with regional and international democratic commitments. In recent years, the Dialogue has placed emphasis on elections, press freedom, public opinion within Latin America’s growing middle class, and the implications of political shifts.


Analysis See all

New Rules for the Rule of Law in Argentina

The Dialogue partnered with the Wilson Center and Exiger’s Integrity Forum to host Mariano Borinsky and analyze his proposed reform to Argentina’s legal code.

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Análisis de las elecciones en Brasil

En este episodio de Club de Prensa, Juan Carlos Iragorri contó con la participación de Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano; Raquel Godos, corresponsal de EFE; y Henrique Gomes Batista, Corresponsal De ‘O Globo’ – Brasil. Los participantes analizaron los cambios en las elecciones en Brasil y la investigación del expresidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa por el caso Odebrecht.


Press Mentions See all

Es posible que Washington quiera que Duque asuma un liderazgo regional frente a Venezuela y pretenda implementar sus políticas a través del presidente colombiano. Eso es algo que debe manejar con cuidado por que no es un secreto que Trump no es popular en América Latina y por lo tanto le podría salir costoso.