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.
No one was more brilliant, independent, and generous with his ideas. Teodoro Petkoff was a consummate public intellectual with enormous integrity and a keen sense of irony. He enriched and uplifted so many lives.
En términos generales, sigue existiendo un consenso favorable al gobierno de Macri y un optimismo cauteloso sobre su capacidad para estabilizar la economía y ser reelegido el año entrante. Sin embargo, las presunciones sobre la continuidad en el poder de Macri y las implicancias para el modelo económico y las relaciones bilaterales entre EE. UU. y la Argentina son hoy mucho menos sólidas que hace un año.