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5 Things to Watch in Israel’s Elections

Mar 12, 2015
"The peculiarities of Israel’s electoral system suggest there’s little use in trying to call Tuesday’s elections," writes Aaron David Miller.
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Elections Preview: Political Fallout From Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

Mar 12, 2015
In this Context interview, Luis Vicente León provided insight into the nature of the problems surrounding the parliamentary elections in Venezuela and assesses the political fallout from the crisis in anticipation of the vote.

An Unsung Leader Rewarded

Mar 12, 2015
"Responsible, committed, honest leadership is rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, good leadership establishes good governance in the many parts of the developing world (like most of Africa) that do not yet possess fully formed functional political institutions. In too many countries the persons (nearly all men) who preside largely run the show and brush democratic procedures and pieties aside." writes Robert Rotberg.

Why Latin American governments don’t want to fight with Caracas

Mar 11, 2015
Latin America Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in an article on why Latin American governments have been reluctant to publicly criticize Venezuela's Maduro administration.

Mexico: The Unbearable Cost of Distrust

Mar 05, 2015
Trust is at the heart of Mexico's challenges today. In this Expert Take, Arturo Franco discusses how public distrust, and its cost ramifications, not only makes Mexico poorer and less dynamic, but also hinders the capacity to tackle some of the country's key challenges.

Russia, Repression and the Rule of Law

Feb 26, 2015
"The law may be a weak instrument for change, but, as Russian history demonstrates, it is often the only one available," writes William E. Pomeranz and Kathleen E. Smith.
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Latin America Elections: An Overview

Feb 25, 2015
Latin America is in the midst of an election “super cycle” with various votes being cast during a period spanning 2014-2015. Wilson Center Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson provides an overview. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel

Feb 24, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article regarding the event hosted by the Latin American Program, El País, NTN24, and IDEA International on the region's electoral cycle.

Corruption, inequality remain key issues in Central America's latest election cycle

Feb 24, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article regarding the event hosted by the Latin American Program, El País, NTN24, and IDEA International on the region's electoral cycle.

“No esa tonada”, Jose Rubén

Feb 24, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article regarding the event hosted by the Latin American Program, El País, NTN24, and IDEA International on the region's electoral cycle. This article is in Spanish.

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