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Latin American Congresses Could Become Irrelevant – Unless They Adapt

August 18, 2020

When the legislative powers of Latin America came into being, between 1850 and 1920, the region’s 60 million inhabitants – less than 10% of today’s population – were lucky if they owned a horse and made it to middle age Fast forward to the present and the one institution you might expect to have moved with the times – the cornerstone of democracy tasked with rising to citizens’ toughest, newest challenges – has barely modernized at all Instead Latin American Congresses have clung doggedly to their old ways, resisting innovation at every turn  This is especially the case...

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