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February 9, 2012

election Can Vázquez Mota Win Mexico’s Presidential Election?

I wrote a piece on Vázquez Mota and what it means for the Mexican election for Foreign Affairs entitled "Vázquez Mota and the 2012 Mexican Election". In it I argue that she has the potential to upend…

March 18, 2016

Rousseff_Lula_3.18_cropped This Week in Markets and Democracy: Brazil’s Crisis Snowballs, Deferred Corruption Prosecutions, U.S. Bets on Cuba

Brazil’s Corruption Crisis Snowballs Brazil’s corruption investigations expanded to encompass the former and current president. Federal police detained and questioned former President Luíz Inácio Lu…

March 17, 2016

Do Brazil’s Street Protests Spell the End for Rousseff?

Brazil’s drama has escalated at breakneck speed. On March 4, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was detained for questioning. On March 8, construction magnate Marcelo Odebrecht was sentenced …

December 4, 2015

Egypt Election Edited This Week in Markets and Democracy: Petrobras Corruption Scandal, Elections in Egypt and Venezuela, and Turmoil in Haiti

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Petrobras Probe Widens The Petrobras corrup…

February 1, 2013

Democracy FA - LAM Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

June 25, 2012

United States
CNN op-ed - LAM Mexico’s Candidates Vow a Different Kind of Drug War

Mexico’s presidential candidates have promised to shift their country’s security strategy away from drug trafficking to focus on violence reduction. My new op-ed on CNN.com describes what is being d…

February 13, 2012

venezuela_primary Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday Venezuela hosted yet …

June 29, 2012

Interview about Mex Elections - LAM What to Expect From Mexico’s Election

In anticipation of Mexico’s election this weekend, I spoke with Brianna Lee, a production editor at CFR.org, about the candidates, the most likely outcome, and the issues that the winner will have to…

March 5, 2012

Biden and Calderon Image - Latin America's Moment Vice President Biden Visits Mexico and Central America

On Sunday, Joe Biden began his second trip to Latin America as Vice President. In 2009  he went to Chile and Costa Rica to talk about the global economic crisis; now he is in Mexico and Honduras, foc…

January 10, 2012

Human Rights
2012elections What to Watch in 2012: Two Elections That Could Transform Latin America

Though fewer in number than in 2011, the two Presidential elections on the docket for 2012 will make up for it in terms of their importance in the region. The first will happen in July in Mexico. Le…