Consolidating democracy in latin america
Latin America today is radically different from what it was only three and a half decades ago.Both globally and in the Latin American region we are witnessing “the end of an era”, which brings opportunities as well as new challenges and threats for the quality of democracy.recently published the essay “What’s gone wrong with democracy?Despite all of its faults, democracy is the most common type of government practiced in the region, although it with a high degree of heterogeneity.
Today we have more consolidated democracies, more and better social protection policies and stronger and more integrated economies.
At the same time, and in a climate of significant stability, a second phase (2013-2016) of an unprecedented electoral marathon began, during which 34 presidential elections will take place in only eight years (2009-2016). Never before has the region experienced such an intense and important electoral agenda in such a short period of time.
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