La inserción económica internacional de Uruguay

This seminar on the political economy of Uruguay's international economic relations focused on Uruguay's policy choices in light of the global economic crisis and upcoming presidential elections, in one of Latin America's most stable democracies.

History and Politics in Ecuador

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador was reelected with overwhelming support for his post-neoliberal economic platform and plans to "re-found" Ecuadoran politics. Three experts reflected on the current political situation in Ecuador and on relevant background in the newly-published The Ecuador Reader.

Outcomes of the October 3 Presidential and General Elections in Brazil

Five hours after the voting polls closed in Brazil, Brazil's Superior Electoral Court announced that 97 percent of the votes had been counted and the runoff between Dilma Rousseff (Workers' Party/PT) and José Serra (Social Democracy Party/PSDB) was set. Why was Rousseff unable to win the election in the first round?

Media Briefing on the Presidential Election in Brazil

Media Briefing on the Presidential Election in Brazil

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
Ricardo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospectiva Consultoria
João Augusto de Castro Neves, Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria

The Role of Minority Parties in Congress

Rep. Vic Fazio, (D-Calif.), Former House Member and Senior Adviser, Akin Gump; Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.), Former House Member and Executive Chairman, Wexler Walker Public Policy Associates; Matthew Green, Assistant Professor of Politics, The Catholic University of America; Jackie Calmes, Staff Writer, The New York Times

Book Launch: <i>Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond</i>

Pinstripe Patronage is aptly subtitled, "Political Favoritism from the Club House to the White House and Beyond," because it covers the multiple levels of American government and their various branches as well as a wide variety of favors they dispense in return for political support—from photos with the president to multi-billion dollar government contracts.