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Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
01 July 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 cases of  Ecuador, Colombia, Brasil and Bolivia will follow soon.