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? This series of webinars delve into the analysis of each country in conversation with prestigious local analysts. The initiative has the backing of the Graduate Institute, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Red de Politólogas, Agenda Pública and the Observatory of Political Reforms in Latin America.
Prof. Simón Pachano, FLACSO-Ecuador
Prof. Angelica Abad, University of Cuenca
Moderated by Daniela Campello (Getulio Vargas Foundation) and Yanina Welp (Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy)