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AQ Podcast: From El Salvador to Mexico and Brazil, Democracies Under Pressure

What the region can do about a new authoritarian impulse, with HRW's Tamara Taraciuk Broner.
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It’s shaping up as another difficult year in Latin America for freedom of the press, judicial independence and separation of powers. From El Salvador to Peru to Mexico and beyond, fundamental rights are under pressure. What’s behind the backsliding, and what can be done to push the region’s democracies in the right direction? Tamara Taraciuk Broner, acting Americas director at Human Rights Watch, joins the AQ podcast for a tour of trouble spots around the region.  

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Tamara Taraciuk Broner is acting Americas director at Human Rights Watch.

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

Supplemental reading: 

It’s Not Just El Salvador. Democracies Are Weakening Across Central America by Patricio Navia and Lucas Perelló

AMLO’s Risky Strategy: Put Mexico’s Military Everywhere by Catalina Pérez Correa

What to Make of Peru’s Latest Crisis Under Castillo by Andrea Moncada

Despite Everything, Bolsonaro Could Still Win by Brian Winter

Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Development, economics, El Salvador, Human Rights, Mexico, Peru
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