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Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
24 August 2020

Latin American politics in the pandemic

Insights from our webinar series

The pandemic caused by the spread of covid-19 and the economic consequences of the measures taken to mitigate it are putting Latin American political systems in tension. In most of the countries, the President is on the front line, leading decision-making and public communication. While in some cases, such as Mexico, this occurs in the face of legislative paralysis, in others, such as Brazil, the open confrontation between powers is the order of the day. What measures are being taken? How do the citizens react? What conflicts emerge and what consequences are expected to have in the short and medium term on institutional stability? Is democracy in the region in danger?

Our series of webinars delve into the analysis of each country in conversation with prestigious local analysts. This series of webinars is jointly organised by the Graduate institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Red de Politólogas, Agenda Pública and the Observatory of Political Reforms in Latin America.

The events are coordinated by Daniela Campello (Getulio Vargas Foundation) and Yanina Welp (Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy).
 

The case of Argentina
The conversation took place on June 4, 2020, with the participation of Prof. María Esperanza Casullo (Río Negro University, Argentina) and Prof. Elsa Llenderrozas (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event and a short video with featured comments.

The case of Chile
The conversation took place on June 11, 2020, with the participation of Prof. Rossana Castiglioni (Diego Portales University, Chile), Prof. Pamela Figueroa (University of Santiago de Chile) and Claudia Heiss (University of Chile).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event and a short video with featured comments.

The case of Uruguay
The conversation took place on June 18, 2020, with the participation of Constanza Moreira (University of the Republic) and Alicia Lissidini (National university of San Martín and Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event and a short video with featured comments.

The case of Paraguay
The conversation on Paraguay took place on June 25, 2020, with the participation of Rocío Duarte (National University of Asunción and Catholic University of Asunción, Paraguay and Red de Politólogas), Luis Fretes Carreras (Center of International Studies, Portugal) and Magui López (Conicet, Argentina and Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event and a short video with featured comments.

The case of Ecuador
The conversation on Ecuador took place on July 2, 2020, with the participation of Angélica Abad Cisneros (Universidad de Cuenca and Red de Politólogas) y Simón Pachano (FLACSO-Ecuador).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event and a short video with featured comments.

The case of Colombia
The conversation on Colombia took place on July 9, 2020, with the participation of Angelika Rettberg (University of Los Andes, Red de Politólogas) and Mónica Pachón (University of Los Andes, Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The case of Brazil
The conversation on Brazil took place on July 16, 2020, with the participation of María Herminia Tavares de Almeida (CEBRAP), Adriana Abdenur (Plataforma CIPO) and Magna Ignacio (UFMG- Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The case of Bolivia
The conversation on Bolivia took place on July 23, 2020, with the participation of Fernando Mayorga (Universidad Mayor de San Simón), María Teresa Zegada (Universidad Mayor de San Simón - Red de Politólogas) and Carlos Cordero (Analista político).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The cases of Peru
The conversation on Peru took place on July 30, 2020, with the participation of Prof. Paula Muñoz Chirinos (Del Pacifico University and Red de Politólogas), Prof. Adriana Urrutia (University Antonio Ruiz de Montoya) and Prof. Martín Tanaka (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The cases of Venezuela
The conversation on Peru took place on August 13, 2020, with the participation of Margarita López Maya (Cendes and Central University of Venezuela), Juan Berríos (University of del Zulia), Arturo Peraza (Catholic University Andres Bello) and Mariengracia Chirinos (Prodavinci).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The cases of Mexico
The conversation on Peru took place on August 27, 2020, with the participation of Prof. Karolina Gilas (UNAM - Red Politólogas); Prof. María Marván (UNAM, Observatory of Political Reforms); Prof. Jesús Pérez Caballero (El Colef Matamoros); and Prof. Amalia Pulido Gómez (CIDE – Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The cases of Guatemala
The conversation on Guatemala took place on September 10, 2020, with the participation of Eduardo Nuñez (Director of the Central America Public Security Program, National Democratic Institute, NDI), Sofia Montenegro (Dialogos) and Cindy Poroj (University of San Carlos and Red de Politólogas).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The cases of Costa Rica
The conversation on Costa Rica took place on September 24, 2020, with the participation of Ilka Treminio Sánchez (Director FLACSO, Prof. University of Costa Rica and Red de Politólogas) and Ronald Alvarado Alfaro (CIEP, University of Costa Rica).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.

The case of El Salvador
The conversation on El Salvador took place on October 08, 2020, with the participation of Nayda Acevedo (Red Politólogas) and Luis Mario Rodríguez (FUSADES).
Here you can access a report of the main conclusions of the event.