Democracy and Society

Tight Run-off in Argentina, Two Competing National Projects

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2015

The electoral results from Sunday, October 25, were a shock. The atmosphere and the polls indicated that the only thing left to know was whether the candidate of the Front for Victory (FPV)—Daniel Scioli—would win in the first round or not.

CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  19 / November / 2015
Photo by Philippe Bourgois, an anthropologist conducting research in El Salvador who survived the slaughter.

The wounds of war have still not healed in El Salvador. Twenty-three years after the peace treaty, victims of the armed conflict are still waiting for justice and looking for their missing loved ones.

Unexpected Changes: Close Election Sends Argentina to Second Round

Escrito por  |  6 / November / 2015

For the first time in Argentine history there will be a run-off election for President.

The Occupation of the Bridge of the Americas

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2015

The Bridge of the Americas, known as the Cordoba Bridge or Free Bridge in borderland parlance, carries more than just commercial trucks and routine travelers between the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. Over the years the border crossing over the Rio Grande has also served as a bridge between social movements and political ideas with transcendence in Mexico, the United States and across the globe.

El Salvador’s Multi-Billion Dollar Security Plan Sparks Criticism

Escrito por  |  22 / October / 2015
Agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) have received training as part of the actions of the Secure El Salvador Plan.

While the National Security Council analyzes the strategies used in Colombia and Brazil to resolve El Salvador’s security crisis, President Salvador Sánchez Cerén is knocking on doors in search of funding to start its plan for a “Secure El Salvador

Guatemala on the eve of the Second Round of Elections

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2015

A series of unforeseen circumstances led us to this election: first, the fall of the president and vice president after the revelation of a corruption network that they had created to steal state resources and tax revenues, and second, the demonstrations that consolidated opposition to several politicians, including Manuel Baldizón, who had faced Otto Pérez Molina in the second-round of elections in 2011 and had been considered the favorite by opinion polls.

Who’s Who in the Argentine Elections

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2015

At the end of the campaign, the opposition is striving to create the belief in chaos, breakdowns in authority and internal struggles in Kirchnerism. But although tensions do exist, it seems like the transition will take place in a climate of stability and tranquility.