April 14, 2023
Pablo Carlos Rojas Gómez / Revista Común

Although Mexico’s electoral institute was originally born out of struggles for democracy, it has since become a guardian of the neoliberal Mexican state.

December 19, 2022
Alejandra Dinegro Martínez

With mass protests rocking the country and the legitimacy of state powers in ruins, space for dialogue is closing.

December 19, 2022
Alejandra Dinegro Martínez

Con fuerte movilización ciudadana en todo el país y los poderes del estado ya deslegitimados, las ventanas de diálogo se van cerrando.

April 16, 2021
James Beltis and Vélina Charlier

For members of Nou Pap Dòmi, a collective within Haiti’s PetroChallengers movement, the anti-corruption struggle is a space to imagine the kind of society they seek to create.

October 4, 2019
Claire Antone Payton

In Haiti, illicit income extraction is a constantly constructed mode of governance, helping to explain popular outrage surrounding the recent PetroCaribe scandal.

July 1, 2019
Alexandre Fortes

Critics of Operation Car Wash have had reason to suspect the political motivations behind the judicial inquiry for some time. Revelations from The Intercept now provide proof.

June 27, 2019
César R. Nureña, Federico Helfgott

In Peru, mainstream anti-corruption efforts return for a second act. Without political and structural change at every level, can Peru’s weak institutions rise to the challenge?

May 7, 2019
José Atiles-Osoria

Amid the ongoing debt crisis and as the Island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, a new anti-corruption law in Puerto Rico fails to address systemic issues stemming from colonialism, austerity, and neoliberal policy.

February 7, 2019
Ian Merkel and Mariella Pittari

Jair Bolsonaro’s first month in office has been even worse than imagined, as the administration moves to loosen gun laws and pass a hardline penal reform amid corruption allegations against incoming senator Flávio Bolsonaro. 

October 25, 2018

Ahead of Brazil's election Sunday, a look at the context and recent history of Brazil's beleaguered politics 


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