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Political Representation & Social Inclusion: A Comparative Study of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guatemala

Tuesday, January 31, 2012  |  Nina Agrawal, Richard André, Ryan Berger, Wilda Escarfuller, and Christopher Sabatini

Does the increased presence of Indigenous and Afro-descendant representatives in Latin American legislatures make a difference in policy outcomes and laws for those populations? This white paper presents findings across four countries in select national congresses and assemblies from 1986 to 2012. ... Read More

What the Guatemala & Nicaragua Elections Say about Democracy in Central America

Monday, November 7, 2011  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Latin American Herald Tribune

"Sunday’s elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua were notable for their relative lack of controversy, despite the conclusion of virtually all independent analysts that the former risks a return to the violence of the past and the latter was contrary to Nicaragua’s own constitution," writes COA's Eric Farnsworth. ... Read More