Prensa Sweden, the end of the idyll

Sweden is going through turbulent times despite having a vigorous economy. Next Sunday's elections can confirm that, as in many other places, identity issues tend to take on the role that the economy once had in deciding the vote of a large part of the population.

Prensa Mexico's Presidential Elections: A Return to Authoritarian Populism

A possible victory for López Obrador next Sunday represents a risk for governability, a democratic setback in institutional strengthening and the rule of law, and an advance of authoritarian populism to the detriment of the free market and individual freedom with an impact on all of Latin America.

Prensa The Triumph of democratic Security in Colombia

The triumph of Iván Duque is a great news for Colombia and Latin America. Colombians have seen with hope the possibility of resuming the policies of security, justice and institutional strengthening responsible of the great advance of Colombia during the presidencies of Pastrana and Uribe, and have clearly expressed that peace is not built through political correctness and shady deals with terrorist gangs, but through democratic strengthening and the firmness of the rule of law. 

Prensa Extractive institution and dictatorship in Nicaragua

Many Nicaraguan citizens are suffering repressing actions resulting from an extractive regime that struggles to survive and remain in power. The situation has put the country on the ropes and today the exist is at least complex. Al those of us who believe in democracy, the rule of law and freedom  must contribute to the “internationalization” of the Nicaraguan question.

Prensa The struggle to form a government in Italy

Once the consultations on the formation of the new government had begun, Mattarella was facing a difficult task, since there were many combinations and several candidates to chair it. The starting point is the accord between Movimento Cinque Stelle and Liga Norte to elect the presidents of the chambers. Let the Italian politicians surprise us once again with their ability to reach an impossible pact at the last minute.

Prensa Why the Italian left is always divided?

The Italian left will assist again to the general elections with the division as a common note. Before the appointment scheduled for March 4th, and at a time where the coalition seems to be really necessary due to the new electoral law that rewards coalitions over parties, the favoritisms, the confrontations and the lack of agreement on fundamental points suggest that there will be no joint candidacy. This report goes through the history of the division and succession of defeats in which the Italian left lives since the end of the PCI.

Prensa Elections and Lessons in Quebec

“Quebec is poorer and has less power within the Canadian context. The most tangible result of Quebec?s pro-independent movement has been the weakening of Quebec” “In Canada the right to decide does not exist; neither the right to secession, and certainly not the right to a unilateral secession” “Most Quebeckers do not want independence, they feel both Quebecker and Canadian and they do not want a third referendum” “The clarity policy has been effective and a new referendum in Quebec will take decades before it becomes feasible. Therefore, it is expected that the clarity policy will also be useful to inspire people who imitate PQ?s policies in other places”

Prensa The Statute of Catalonia: Equally Unconstitutional, But More Confusing

Catalan nationalism has acquired a leading role since the last general elections because of the prominent position that the Spanish Government has given the movement, in spite of the number of seats it actually won.

Prensa Impressions Following the Elections to the Basque Parliament

Cualquier interpretación de los resultados electorales en las elecciones autonómicas vascas queda irremediablemente empañada por un hecho: el mantenimiento y fortalecimiento de la representación de ETA-Batasuna en el nuevo Parlamento Vasco. Sin embargo, no es la subida en escaños de esta organización lo realmente preocupante. La preocupación radica en la aparente resignación y la imagen de impotencia del Estado de Derecho generada por el Gobierno de la Nación ante el intento fructífero de ETA-Batasuna de quebrar la respuesta de la legalidad democrática concurriendo a las elecciones con una lista camuflada.

Prensa Sweden, the end of the idyll

09.06.2018. Sweden is going through turbulent times despite having a vigorous economy. Next Sunday's elections can confirm that, as in many other places, identity issues tend to take on the role that the economy once had in deciding the vote of a large part of the population.

Prensa Mexico's Presidential Elections: A Return to Authoritarian Populism

06.29.2018. A possible victory for López Obrador next Sunday represents a risk for governability, a democratic setback in institutional strengthening and the rule of law, and an advance of authoritarian populism to the detriment of the free market and individual freedom with an impact on all of Latin America.

Prensa The Triumph of democratic Security in Colombia

06.18.2018. The triumph of Iván Duque is a great news for Colombia and Latin America. Colombians have seen with hope the possibility of resuming the policies of security, justice and institutional strengthening responsible of the great advance of Colombia during the presidencies of Pastrana and Uribe, and have clearly expressed that peace is not built through political correctness and shady deals with terrorist gangs, but through democratic strengthening and the firmness of the rule of law. 

Prensa Extractive institution and dictatorship in Nicaragua

05.10.2018. Many Nicaraguan citizens are suffering repressing actions resulting from an extractive regime that struggles to survive and remain in power. The situation has put the country on the ropes and today the exist is at least complex. Al those of us who believe in democracy, the rule of law and freedom  must contribute to the “internationalization” of the Nicaraguan question.

Prensa The struggle to form a government in Italy

04.09.2018. Once the consultations on the formation of the new government had begun, Mattarella was facing a difficult task, since there were many combinations and several candidates to chair it. The starting point is the accord between Movimento Cinque Stelle and Liga Norte to elect the presidents of the chambers. Let the Italian politicians surprise us once again with their ability to reach an impossible pact at the last minute.

Publicaciones Why the Italian left is always divided?

01.26.2018. The Italian left will assist again to the general elections with the division as a common note. Before the appointment scheduled for March 4th, and at a time where the coalition seems to be really necessary due to the new electoral law that rewards coalitions over parties, the favoritisms, the confrontations and the lack of agreement on fundamental points suggest that there will be no joint candidacy. This report goes through the history of the division and succession of defeats in which the Italian left lives since the end of the PCI.

Publicaciones Elections and Lessons in Quebec

05.22.2014. “Quebec is poorer and has less power within the Canadian context. The most tangible result of Quebec?s pro-independent movement has been the weakening of Quebec” “In Canada the right to decide does not exist; neither the right to secession, and certainly not the right to a unilateral secession” “Most Quebeckers do not want independence, they feel both Quebecker and Canadian and they do not want a third referendum” “The clarity policy has been effective and a new referendum in Quebec will take decades before it becomes feasible. Therefore, it is expected that the clarity policy will also be useful to inspire people who imitate PQ?s policies in other places”

Publicaciones The Statute of Catalonia: Equally Unconstitutional, But More Confusing

03.31.2006. Catalan nationalism has acquired a leading role since the last general elections because of the prominent position that the Spanish Government has given the movement, in spite of the number of seats it actually won.

Publicaciones Impressions Following the Elections to the Basque Parliament

05.01.2005. Cualquier interpretación de los resultados electorales en las elecciones autonómicas vascas queda irremediablemente empañada por un hecho: el mantenimiento y fortalecimiento de la representación de ETA-Batasuna en el nuevo Parlamento Vasco. Sin embargo, no es la subida en escaños de esta organización lo realmente preocupante. La preocupación radica en la aparente resignación y la imagen de impotencia del Estado de Derecho generada por el Gobierno de la Nación ante el intento fructífero de ETA-Batasuna de quebrar la respuesta de la legalidad democrática concurriendo a las elecciones con una lista camuflada.