Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Left Between Governability and Change

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Public Sector Alternatives
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Go to the briefing Latin America has entered a new political conjuncture.The electoral force of the left is a relevant indicator of the new political moment, but it is neither sufficient as an expression nor as an explanation for that moment. It could even lead to mistaken conclusions, such as the supposition that the electoral force of the left in itself means an absolute decline of conserva... Read more

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Argentina: Twenty Years of Democracy. Kirchner and the Piqueteros.

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The Argentine New Year was preceded by a series of "celebrations" and "memorials": the first six months of the new Kirchner administration, the twentieth anniversary of constitutional democracy after the military dictatorship of 1976-1983; and the anniversary of the great rebellion of 19/20 December 2001. The first of these anniversaries was marked by official celebrations but also by the wide... Read more

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Despues de octobre

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Alternativas en el Sector Público
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El levantamiento popular de setiembre y octubre pasados, que culminó con la huida del ex presidente Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada y su sucesión por el hasta entonces vicepresidente, Carlos Mesa Gilbert, dejó una marca indeleble en el pueblo y en la historia de Bolivia. No obstante nada es definitivo, aunque las masas populares se aferren con fervor esperanzado al actual gobierno, como lo demuestra... Read more

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Proposal to Positively Implement the Democratic Clause in the Global Agreement Between Mexico and the European Union

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Alternative Regionalisms
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Core Proposals, Brussels, Belgium, 26 November 2002... Read more

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Brazil 2002. The Victory of the Da Silvas

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Democratisation
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Public Sector Alternatives
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On Monday 29 of October, the day after the victory, the leader of the Workers Party (PT) declared to the national and international press that the recent elections had meant "the triumph of Brazilian society and its democratic institutions". This is the sort of speech that every politician around the globe uses in post-electoral times, but in the case of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva it was not... Read more

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Hope Triumphed Over Fear

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Democratisation
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Public Sector Alternatives
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With a landslide victory the leader of the Workers' Party Luiz Inácio da Silva, commonly known as Lula, has won the presidential elections in Brazil last Sunday. With 61.3% of the vote he defeated government candidate José Serra. Brazil voted for change, despite a scare campaign by his opponent and the international financial markets insinuating that the left-wing Lula would turn the economy... Read more

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Venezuela: un diálogo por la inclusión social y la profundización de la democracia

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Democratización
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Quienes suscribimos este documento tenemos no pocas diferencias teóricas y políticas. Pese a ellas, coincidimos en algunos principios, diagnósticos y preocupaciones que nos invitan a expresarnos juntos, para intentar incidir en el curso de acontecimientos políticos desarrollados en el país en los últimos meses.... Read more

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