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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

Is Ecuador On the Brink of a 'Perfect Dictatorship?'

Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  Latin America Advisor

"These reforms—if implemented as President Correa has promised—will vest the executive with a troubling degree of discretionary power over two areas key for democratic stability," says AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini of the Ecuadorean referendum that would give the president increased control over the media and judiciary. ... Read More