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Canadian and U.S. Elections: Convergences and Divergences

Sep 23, 2015
Canadian and U.S. elections are approaching. Since the Canada Institute audience is located in both the United States and Canada, we decided to look for a guest analyst who could explain and compare the major dynamics in both countries. For this job, there is no better person than Eduardo Del Buey. Eduardo is a former Canadian diplomat who has held senior communications positions in the United Nations, Organization of American States and Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Pope in Cuba: What Does it Mean?

Sep 21, 2015
"The worldwide popularity of Pope Francis and the oft expressed media speculation that he might use his visit to pressure the Cuban government to initiate major changes misconstrues the role of the Cuban church, as well as the purposes of the papal visits which were and are primarily pastoral aimed at fortifying the evangelizing capacity of the Cuban church," writes Margaret Crahan on the papal visit to Cuba.

The Petrobras Scandal: Year in Review 2015

Sep 17, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero discusses the ongoing corruption scandal involving Petrobras.

Brazil's Rousseff - is this the beginning of the end? A new poll suggests it is

Sep 16, 2015
In his latest piece for the Financial Times, director Paulo Sotero analyzes recent polling on the state of President Dilma Rousseff's government.

Erdogan’s Great Losing Gamble

Sep 14, 2015
These are unusual times in Turkey. This is not just because Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a new round of voting after the June 7 general election, in which the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority for the first time since 2002 or because of the renewed violence with the Kurds. These are also unusual times because there is a great deal of confusion in Ankara: Who actually runs the country, the Prime Minister or the President?

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”.