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Latin America's Populist Hangover

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In my piece published in the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, I lay out the economic and political characteristics of populism, analyze why it is receding in Latin America today,...

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Guest Post: Why Guatemala's Pérez Molina is Considering Legalizing Drugs

El Salvador Guatemala Guest Post: Why Guatemala's Pérez Molina is Considering Legalizing Drugs

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. She received her BA...

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How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

Guatemala How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

Front-runner Otto Pérez Molina won 36% of the vote in first round of Guatemala’s presidential elections on Sunday, and will face off against second place finisher Manuel Baldizón in the...

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Pulling Guatemala Back from the Brink

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For a place that many have already labeled a failed state, the recent advances in security are a ray of hope. A committed Attorney General and external commission have shown that it is possible to make inroads combating organized crime and Guatemala’s pervasive culture of impunity. But to sustain and further these small islands of progress, other branches of government and citizens more generally will have to do their part.

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