Democracy News

D.C. and Delhi: Dysfunctional Democracies?

Sep 14, 2015
Has the United States, not unlike India, reached a new normal where legislative blockage is more important than addressing pending needs?

Crisis in Brazil Leads to Gridlock with No End in Sight

Sep 09, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero gives his take on the ongoing crisis in Brazil.

Concurso de Ensayo: Propuesta Anti-Corrupción en el Sector Energético de México

Sep 09, 2015
El Mexico Institute del Wilson Center, el Tec de Monterrey, Transparencia Mexicana y México Evalúa se complacen en anunciar la convocatoria para participar en el “Concurso de Ensayo: Propuesta Anti-Corrupción en el Sector Energético de México”.

2015 Election Guide

Sep 08, 2015
Welcome to the Canada Institute's election guide for the 2015 Canadian Election. As we get closer to the election, you'll see new and interesting pieces explaining and discussing the upcoming contest.

Guatemalan President Stripped of Immunity

Sep 02, 2015
In an historic move, Guatemala’s legislature has stripped President Otto Perez Molina of immunity. Latin American Program Associate Director, Eric Olson, provides an overview of the situation.

Five takeaways from Guatemala’s deepening political crisis

Sep 02, 2015
Late afternoon on September 1st, 138 members of Guatemala’s congress took the historic step of stripping troubled President Otto Pérez Molina of his legal immunity. Here are five takeaways from this historic decision.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

Sep 01, 2015
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American program, speaks on Boston Public Radio regarding the growing unrest in Guatemala surrounding corruption allegations in the administration of President Otto Perez Molina.

The Brazilian Crisis Has a Solution

Aug 17, 2015
Global Scholar Milton Seligman discusses the ongoing political crisis surrounding President Dilma Rousseff and the role of the balance of powers in Brazil.

Bending the Arc

Aug 03, 2015
"The ICC must look to the ICTY as a blueprint, gathering concrete and consistent support from international actors who can effectively pressure parties on the ground to cooperate," writes Jacqueline McAllister.