The greater a society’s inequalities, the more easily perverse incentives for corruption are created. This has became more ingrained in Latin America during the last few decades. How to put up a fight.
The importance of increasing public and private transparency
The president wants some economic reforms, but nothing to do with democracy
Raúl Castro does not want discussions and debates, and even less, voices raised against him. He wants his government to be based on results. He needs absolutes.
5,200 people were murdered in 2008
Why the political platforms are shifting towards the center
A new round of elections in a region showing diminished growth
The political interpretation of the November 23rd elections
Polarization will remain the cornerstone of Venezuelan politics. But which of the country’s models will end up prevailing? The global crisis and the price of oil will influence the answer, says the author.
Corruption, insecurity, inflation, lack of freedoms and political assassinations overwhelm the country
How to soften the effects of the international economic crisis in Latin America
The crisis sweeping the financial markets, epicentered in Wall Street, is bringing both fear and opportunities to the countries of South America. The author states that the trade agreement between Mercosur and the State of Israel is a step forward. The challenge lies in creating policies that soften the effects of this global crisis.
The opposition consolidates its power in Caracas
Is the pathology of democracy firmly established in Venezuela? The electoral triumph of the PSUV in the regional elections, and fundamentally in the rural government offices, is indisputable. But the problem persists, says the author. And this is it: Chávez is a problem, but Chávez is not the problem: the problem, before and after November 23, is called Venezuela.