In the past week, the president of Guatemala has ordered its migration authority to refuse permission for the UN Commissioner of the International Commission Against Corruption in Guatemala (CICIG) to enter the country.
August 2, 2018
| Christopher SandsThis week, talks aimed at finishing a deal by the end of August begin, now that the July 1 Mexican elections are complete. But these talks are different: negotiators for the United States and Mexico are talking bilaterally, without the Canadians.
July 25, 2018
| Moises RendonThis kind of transition requires a leader willing to sacrifice power and control to build an open, decentralized, and censorship-resistant ecosystem. Only time will tell if President Duque is the right man for the job.
July 13, 2018
| Gustavo TarreThe existing problems in Venezuela will be magnified the day after the impending regime change, due to the presence of people with a lot of money of dubious origin, seeking to gain respectability, buy politicians, and finance political parties.
If you think the last few weeks of separating 2,300 children from their migrant parents along the southern border were heart-wrenching, imagine if 273,000 American-born children are separated from parents whose temporary protected status (TPS) is terminated.
July 9, 2018
| Moises RendonThe Maduro regime’s most recent iteration of this tactic places special emphasis on distorting food supply programs, effectively using food as a political tool to manipulate and control the Venezuelan population.
June 5, 2018
| Gustavo TarreThere cannot be free elections if there is no separation of powers to keep one branch of government from undue control of political life and the election process. This lack of balance makes a clean election impossible.
May 25, 2018
| Michael A. Matera, Mark L. SchneiderAnticorruption institutions are key to protecting democracy and promoting economic progress, and those who abuse their public trust anywhere in the Americas will go to jail.