Canada and the United States: Where Do We Go After Whatever Happens?

The Bush administration's plans for war on Iraq have resulted in large rifts in the international community, as age-old alliances are thrown into question. The historically strong and internationally unique relationship between Canada and the United States is also undergoing re-evaluation. Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark shared his thoughts on the future of the bilateral relationship and his vision of how things could be improved.

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

Summary of a conference with Sylvia Bashevkin, professor, University of Toronto; Carolyn Bennett, member of Parliament (Canada); Rosemary Brown, former member of Legislative Assembly (British Columbia); Susan J. Carroll, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University; Marilyn Dankner, National Federation of Republican Women; Elisabeth Gidengil, professor, McGill University; Mervat Hatem, professor, Howard University; Melissa Haussman, professor, Suffolk University; Ellen R.

Peru's Elections: A Report From the Field

New estimates by the IMF indicate that this year, Peru will have the fastest economic expansion of any country in Latin America.  Its growth rates over the past several years have been among the region’s highest.

But the distribution of wealth remains highly unequal.  Peru ranks 13 out of 17 countries in the region according to the World Bank’s Human Opportunity Index, the lowest score in all of South America.

The Funes Administration in El Salvador: A Review of the First Year

The March 2009 presidential election of Mauricio Funes in El Salvador represented a turning point in the country's progress towards democracy. Following a bloody twelve-year civil war and almost two decades in the political opposition, the former guerrilla group-turned political party, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), won the country's presidential election.

Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras

On December 8, 2009, the Latin American Program hosted a public forum "Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras." The event sought to examine the status of democratic governance in Honduras in light of the June 28 coup d'état, November presidential elections, and prospects for reconciliation in the post-electoral period. The meeting was hosted by José Raúl Perales, Senior Program Associate in LAP, and featured presentations by Amb.

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.