Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jim Crow’s Dominican Cousin

(The following is an English translation of a commentary scheduled for publication next month in the Columbus, OH-based Latino newspaper El Sol de Ohio.) -0- I admire the Haitian people from the moment when, gathering the pages of its history, … Continue reading

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Will Mexico Ever Democratize?

One major argument in the literature on democratization is that it is a process that does not necessarily follow a linear path, depending on the precise political, social, and even economic circumstances of a country. More precisely, many democracies in … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling: Not Just an American Problem

The United States is not alone fretting over not raising the debt ceiling. Latin America is also concerned. This week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) hosted the Fifth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, with Treasury Secretary … Continue reading

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