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Elections
ElectionsAutocracyPolitical leaders

Indefinite reelection: sentences that shaped autocracies

Several governments have used the human rights argument to open the door to indefinite reelection. But these are mainly personalistic and authoritarian leaders where the checks and balances of the democratic system have been captured or eroded.

Jerónimo Giorgi


Health
HealthClimate change

“One Health” as a pillar of the Loss and Damage Fund

Promoting sustainable practices and awareness of the connection among human health, animal health, and the environment are crucial to mitigating losses and achieving prosperity and sustainability in the Americas.

Jerónimo Giorgi


Foreign policy
Foreign policyChinaUSA

War and Peace: United States and China

In the event of an open war between the U.S. and China that does not escalate to the strategic nuclear level, the war economies of both countries would be in an unfavorable situation for the Americans and the entire bloc of their allies.

Jerónimo Giorgi


Populism
PopulismInequalityEconomy

Deliberate Inequality and Populism

The magnetism of populists is based on a profound delusion, as they build support from the poorest sectors when their leaders are extreme neoliberals who have no interest in improving the situation of these sectors.

Jerónimo Giorgi


Neoliberalism
NeoliberalismEconomic policyEconomy

Entrepreneurial State versus Libertarianism in Latin America

Javier Milei's speech at the World Economic Forum seemed a somewhat caricatured synthesis of the intellectual impoverishment of contemporary libertarianism. It would not be worth the lines of this commentary if it were not for this ideology's dangers to the modern democratic order.

Jerónimo Giorgi


Colombia
ColombiaAuthoritarianismDemocracy

Democracy is losing ground in the world: Is Colombia immune to this global trend?

The last two decades have witnessed a broad reversal of democracy in the world. Fifteen countries out of 86 have lost their democratic governments. Today, a high proportion of the world's population — around 70% — live under semi-democratic or outright autocratic regimes.

Jerónimo Giorgi