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Latam Presidential Ranking: A shift to the left in Latin America?

Directorio Legislativo presents its latest ranking of presidents by approval ratings, based on multi-sourced survey data from 18 countries in the region. Buenos Aires, August 2022-  Nayib Bukele (El Salvador) leads the ranking with a high level of public support. He is followed by Manuel López Obrador (Mexico) and Luis Lacalle Pou (Uruguay). Among the least …

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The IX Summit of the Americas: a civil society, female and young person’s perspective

The IX Summit of the Americas took place in Los Angeles from June 6–10, under the banner of “Building a sustainable, resilient and equitable future” — amid controversy over the decision not to invite certain nations. As Project Manager of Directorio Legislativo, I contributed in person to the civil society initiative that has evolved from …

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Civic Space – What’s happening in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Here is a summary of the latest issue of Civic Space Guardian (CSG), our regional civic rights monitor. In the past few weeks, the governance crisis in the Andean region has deepened. The Ecuadorian president re-declared the state of exception after days of intense protests, but the measure was terminated barely a week later. While …

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Petro or Hernandez? Colombia to pick its President this Sunday

Colombians voting for their next president on June 19 must pick from left-winger Gustavo Petro (Pacto Histórico) or the anti-establishment figure of Rodolfo Hernández (Liga de Gobernantes Anticorrupción). Polls put the candidates neck and neck, with Petro, who represents ‘Pacto Historico’, holding a slim 1% lead. In the first-round ballot, which saw the country’s highest …

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Colombia to elect new president, with leftist leading in polls

This Sunday will see elections held in Colombia to choose the country’s next president, in office until 2026. With an average support in polls of 39.4%, the leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, of the Pacto Histórico coalition, leads the field and is favorite to win. Two right-wing contenders are out to stop him and are battling each other for a place …

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Latam Presidential Image: Disapproval of Presidents remains high in most Latin American countries

Directorio Legislativo presents our latest ranking of Presidents by level of approval – based on perception surveys from 18 Latin American countries. This issue also features insights from the Argentine political analyst and researcher, Mario Riorda. Buenos Aires, May 2022- The first months of this year show the consolidation of high or very high levels of disapproval …

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How is civic space doing in Latin America? Check our regional civic rights monitor

 Here is a summary of the latest issue of Civic Space Guardian (CSG), our regional civic rights monitor.  In El Salvador, the state of exception was extended for 30 days as part of the government’s “war against gangs”.  It is not excluded, however, that it could be extended beyond the limits imposed by the Constitution. …

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“Opening up the national debate is already a triumph”: a lowdown on the LUC referendum in Uruguay

Any comprehensive assessment of Uruguay’s March 27 referendum – where citizens got the final say over whether to repeal 135 articles of a new flagship law being pushed by the government – should look beyond the turnout and the ‘yes vs no’ voting split.   Rather, it should also consider the symbolic social (and political) mobilization …

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