News of political and institutional news in Latin American countries, especially when it concerns the health of their democracies.

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 51

Inter-American Watch Monday, January 31st, 2022 The Americas Putin is already in Cuba and Venezuela Russia has slowly been sinking its teeth into the region for decades and the West has said nothing. So has China. The issue deserves more attention. The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-is-already-in-cuba-and-venezuela-south-america-influence-western-hemisphere-ukraine-11643567547 The Economist: Russia has become a crucial ally of…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 47

Inter-American Watch Friday, January 21st, 2022   The Americas Former Latin America presidents and activists warned that the region is torn “between democracies and dictatorships” During a forum organized by the Inter-American Institute for Democracy, Luis Almagro, secretary general of the OAS, argued that “social backwardness is generated” by totalitarian regimes such as those in…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 45

Inter-American Watch Monday, January 17th, 2022 The Americas Breaking Latin America’s authoritarian wave We enter 2022 with democracy facing a dangerous decline worldwide. The pandemic has accelerated a democratic backslide, as authoritarians are emerging everywhere. Latin America is no exception. National Interest: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/breaking-latin-america’s-authoritarian-wave-199272 Former intelligence officer reveals Russian clandestine military bases in Venezuela Former director…

Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Watch Newsletter – Issue 41

Inter-American Watch Friday January 7th, 2022   The Americas U.S. adversaries are becoming South American conquistadores “Through networks of shell companies, courier systems and friendly relationships with adversarial nations like Venezuela and Nicaragua, Hezbollah is carrying out the money-laundering operation for a significant portion of the region’s illicit trade in drugs, weapons and human trafficking.…