Brexit Update: Deal or No Deal?

For the latest on the road to Brexit, we spoke with Wilson Center Global Fellow Michelle Egan, who has been following the story long before the historic UK vote to exit the EU was takenIn this episode of Wilson Center NOW, she provides analysis of the fallout from the recent high-profile resignations in Prime Minister May’s cabinet and the possibility of not reaching a deal by the March 2019 deadline.

Changing the Guard in Mexico: AMLO’s Opportunities and Challenges

In Mexico’s July 1st elections, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won a stunning landslide victory. Although his triumph was widely predicted, the scale thereof was still a surprise. AMLO won almost 53 percent of the popular vote, and was the most popular candidate in every state in the country except Guanajuato.

Book Release | Paths of Inequality in Brazil: A Half-Century of Change

Paths of Inequality in Brazil: A Half-Century of Change is the most comprehensive study to date of social and economic mobility in Latin America’s largest nation. A multidisciplinary analysis of the historical trajectories of various form of inequality in Brazil from 1960 to 2010, the book was originally published in Portuguese in 2015. The recently released e-book version in English widens the reach of this important volume, furthering understanding and fostering debate on the structures and legacies of inequality in Brazil - with lessons for the rest of the world as well.

Fighting Impunity and Corruption in El Salvador: A Conversation with Attorney General Douglas Meléndez Ruíz

El Salvador has been besieged in recent times by record homicide rates, powerful gangs, and significant corruption scandals involving top government officials. Yet despite these challenges, efforts to fight corruption and impunity have shown important results. The Wilson Center's Latin American Program hosted Douglas Meléndez Ruíz, El Salvador's attorney general, for a discussion on these issues.


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Attorney General Douglas Meléndez Ruíz (original Spanish)

Governing the Ungovernable: Institutional Reforms for Democratic Governance in Pakistan

Pakistan, since its independence in 1947, had to face tumultuous years for the first four decades. Despite the many challenges, both internal and external, the country was able to register a 6 per cent average annual growth rate during the first forty years of its existence. The country was ahead of India and Bangladesh in all economic and social indicators. Since 1990, the country has fallen behind its neighbouring countries and has had a decline in the growth rate. 

Book Launch: Governing the Ungovernable: Institutional Reforms for Democratic Governance in Pakistan

Why has Pakistan experienced an extended economic slowdown since 1990? Why has it suffered through volatile and inequitable growth over the last 25 years?

Book Release: Novos Caminhos Para a Inovação (New Paths for Innovation in Brazil)

Innovation, or the capacity to create and add value to processes and products through scientific research, can be facilitated or limited by government policies and practices.

Territory and Ideology in Latin America: Policy Conflicts between National and Subnational Governments

Around the world, familiar ideological conflicts over the market are becoming increasingly territorialized in the form of policy conflicts between national and subnational governments. Thanks to a series of trends like globalization, democratization, and especially decentralization, subnational governments are now in a position to more effectively challenge the ideological orientation of the national government.