- The Inter-American Democratic Charter and the Evolution of Democracy in Latin America: Strengths, Weaknesses and Recommendations
- Rafael Roncagliolo Appointed Foreign Minister of Peru
- Minister of State Ablonczy Proposes Compendium of Practices of Democracy
- Canada and the Americas: Priorities & Progress
- Democracy promotion needs more resources, imagination, political will
- Institucionalizar los cambios, el reto para la democracia en Bolivia
- Bolivia: democracia en construcción, ¿atrás o adelante?
- Plural Editores Publishes Bolivian Edition of ADRN Book
- Article in Los Tiempos on the seminar in Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Pagina Siete interview on political situation in Bolivia
- ADRN’s new presentation in La Paz, Bolivia, February 15, 2011
- Article in La Republica on ADRN’s new book, “Democracia en la Región Andina”
- Radio Interview on RPP Noticias
- Interview regarding ADRN’s new book
- Statement on the Crisis in Ecuador
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Las conclusiones del informe final escrito por la Red de Investigación de la Democracia Andina han sido notados por La Republica (Peru)/ The findings from the Andean Democracy Research Network’s final report have been noted by La Republica newspaper in Peru: … Continue reading
Presentación en la PUCP:Red de Investigación de la Democracia Andina, “Más allá de la democracia electoral: hacia democracias ciudadanas en Los Andes”
The work of the Andean Democracy Research Network was recently presented at the Catholic University of Peru, Feb 23, 2010. PRESENTACIÓN DEL INFORME : “Más allá de la democracia electoral: hacia democracias ciudadanas en Los Andes”. Maxwell Cameron, Universidad de British Columbia … Continue reading
Published in The Mark October 14, 2009. By Maxwell A. Cameron Justifications for the removal of the Honduran president ignore one crucial fact: there’s no such thing as a constitutional coup. A lesson of the forcible removal of President Zelaya … Continue reading
By Rebecca Alegria Monnerat October 1, 2009 On the morning of Tuesday, September 22, 2009, masked Honduran security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya that surrounded the Brazilian Embassy where Zelaya … Continue reading
On June 5, 2009, in the Bagua Province of the Peruvian Amazon, dozens of people were killed and more than 200 were injured when national police attacked indigenous protesters that had mobilized against a series of legislative decrees. When word … Continue reading
Statement by the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter on the Honduran Coup, Sunday, June 28, 2009
We, the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, express our great concern for the rupture of the constitutional order in the Republic of Honduras that took place on June 28, 2009.
We consider unjustifiable and unacceptable that an institutional political crisis would be resolved through an act of force. Use of force to interfere in the mandates of elected political officials has been condemned by the hemisphere since the Santiago Declaration of 1991, reiterated in the Inter-American Democratic Charter in 2001, and has no place in the 21st century. Instead, dialogue, constitutional mechanisms, legal procedures, and respect for due process should be used to resolve conflicts between branches of power or to investigate alleged illegal or unconstitutional acts by any political actor. These procedures were not followed in Honduras; nor was the OAS offer of good offices utilized.
At the same time, we recognize that disputes arose between the branches of government in recent months and days over whether and how to reform the constitution. We are aware of the defiance of the president in the wake of rulings by the Supreme Court and the Congress, but also emphasize that the president did not attempt to dissolve either of those branches of government. Continue reading
Maxwell A. Cameron From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2009 11:16AM EDT You don’t burst into a palace in a blaze of gunfire, rouse a pyjama-clad president from his bed, stick a gun to his … Continue reading
Prepared by the Carter Center, reproduced with permission. 1. What are the provisions/justifications in the constitution to remove a president? Is there an impeachment procedure? Currently, there is nothing written into the Honduran Constitution regarding impeachment or removal of the … Continue reading
The following analysis of the was prepared by Elena Cryst for the Carter Center. It is reproduced her with permission. On Sunday, June 28 2009, a military coup took place in Honduras against president Manuel Zelaya. The armed forces took … Continue reading
Special to Globe and Mail Update, Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2009 Canada shouldn’t just assume a free-trade deal with Colombia will mean a stronger democracy; it should invest in making sure it does By Maxwell A. Cameron, Ana Maria Bejarano, Felipe … Continue reading
Spanish-language version of Santiago Basabe Serrano’s Flash Report on Ecuador’s Elections is available for download. English version of the Flash Report on Elections in Ecuador also now available.
On Sunday, February 15, 2009, Venezuelans approved a referendum that modified the country’s constitution, allowing elected officials to run for office indefinitely. This most notably will permit President Hugo Chávez to run for continuous six-year terms, beginning in 2012, when … Continue reading
On January 25, 2009, Bolivians approved a new constitution, voting 61 percent in favor and 39 percent against, realizing a long-standing demand of Bolivian social movements and fulfilling a principal campaign pledge of President Evo Morales. The 411-article constitution represents … Continue reading