Noticias

  • June News 2019

    Currently @ LATINNO Oversight bodies allow citizens to get actively involved in fostering social accountability and setting political agendas, making them essential institutions in modern democracies. They are independent bodies that focus on the observation, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of political processes and policies implemented by public authorities. They seek to understand and influence the public policy cycle and to provide valuable information that contributes to the resolution of public management related problems, thus increasing ...

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  • May News 2019

    Currently @ LATINNO Digital technologies have rapidly evolved in the last 30 years, facilitating internet access and increasing the use of computers and mobile devices around the world. According to the World Bank, Latin America is the fourth largest online market globally, with 62% of the regional population having access to Internet. In this context, citizen participation is being transformed by these new technologies, forcing governments and authorities to adapt their democratic processes to these ...

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  • April News 2019

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, on the 49th annual Earth Day celebrated on the 22nd, thousands of protesters and environmental activists mobilized around the world to demonstrate against climate change and to demand authorities for the adoption of immediate actions to mitigate global warming. The climate crisis has pushed citizens to take action by forcing leaders and politicians to hold their promises on the Paris Agreement.   With people demanding to have a say on environmental and ...

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  • March News 2019

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, we take a closer look at the developments in Mexico, as the newly elected President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), completed his first 100 days in office. While opinions regarding AMLO's performance so far have been diverse, his administration has pushed for a new national project known as the “Fourth Transformation”, which has signaled a clear desire to break established practices from past administrations and make the new leftist President distinguishable ...

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  • January News 2019

    Currently @ LATINNO Even though it is unclear what 2019 will bring to Latin America in the current convoluted political landscape, the resilience of organized citizenry offers a glimpse of hope to the future of democracy in the region. This month, we have addressed some of these concerns and prospects at King's College London. Opening the University's Brazil Week, LATINNO's project coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi talked about how challenges to democracy in Brazil derive from a misalignment ...

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  • Winter News 2018

    Happy Holidays from the LATINNO team! Despite current challenges to democracy, 2018 has been a thriving year for citizen participation in Latin America. As we kept track of how democratic innovations evolved across the region, we updated our database and published some of our findings. We also presented our research at several places, for example, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Latin American Studies Association Congress, the American Political Science Association Conference, the Research Group In Government, Administration And ...

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  • October News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO The receding political landscape in Latin America and its still unclear consequences for democracy in the continent couldn’t keep citizen-driven innovations from multiplying opportunities to participate, impact, and monitor politics. The recent Brazilian election has borne witness to the mobilizing capacity of civil society and its readiness to take a role in the political process. Despite the uncertain scenario for the future of democracy and democratic innovations, this month brings new and promising ...

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  • September News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, as the massive mobilizations against the far-right, authoritarian candidate Jair Bolsonaro highlighted the importance of an active civil society and the role of women within Brazil's upcoming elections, other forms of citizen organization showed the extent to which political experimentalism can influence election cycles. One of these forms of experimentation was the project "Drugs are a case for Policy", in which a group of citizens decided to map the political ...

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  • August News

      Currently @ LATINNO This month, an overwhelming majority of voters supported the seven proposals to strengthen anti-graft measures during the anti-corruption referendum in Colombia. Even though the referendum failed to meet the quorum (1/3 of eligible voters), and is now in the hands of the Congress and President Duque, several lessons can be drawn from the participatory process that brought these proposals to the public agenda. In addition to sharing with you where have we been sharing the results of the LATINNO ...

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  • July News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, Mexico's historical turnout in its general elections was accompanied by various forms of participation that went well beyond attendance to the polls. Besides presenting you our favorite democratic innovation during the country's 2018 elections, this newsletter will talk about how participatory spaces that engage citizens in the electoral process have been present across the entire region. They mainly consist of oversight bodies that supervise campaigns, political promises, and transparency during elections through digital and non-digital means, but other ...

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