Latin America's New Turbulence: The End of the Kirchner Era

April 2016

With a skillfully conveyed message of managerial competence and an electorate disenchanted by a floundering economy and the outgoing incumbent’s confrontational style, Mauricio Macri demonstrated that a non-Peronist can win Argentina’s presidency.

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Latin America's New Turbulence: Crisis and Integrity in Brazil

April 2016

Public anger at revelations of widespread corruption, along with the rising cost of coalition politics, has brought Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to the brink of impeachment. Yet the crisis has also revealed the strength of the country’s law-enforcement and judicial institutions.

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Latin America’s New Turbulence: Mexico’s Stalled Reforms

April 2016
The long-ruling PRI staged a comeback in 2012 behind a young president touting a reformist agenda, but Enrique Peña Nieto’s early successes have been eclipsed by government underperformance and a continued failure to restore public security.
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Latin America’s New Turbulence: Trouble in the “Northern Triangle”

April 2016

Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are weighed down by high crime, sluggish economies, and heavy reliance on remittances. And when significant political change has taken place, it has resulted in frightening political fragmentation.

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The Quest for Good Governance: Uruguay’s Shift from Clientelism

January 2016

A change in the shape of partisan competition, and the traditional parties’ ability to adapt to it, has led to the decline of once-pervasive clientelism.

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