Trouble in Central America: Crime, Hard Times, and Discontent

Article
April 2010

Amid a climate of rising crime and insecurity as well as economic uncertainty produced by the global downturn, can the study of public opinion and attitudes reveal which Central American countries are most at risk of democratic reversals?

The Democracy Barometers (Part I): The Rise of Populism and the Left in Latin America

Article
July 2007

By world standards, Latin Americans ideologically are slightly to the right. But their attitudes are moving leftward, a trend with potential implications for democratic stability in the region.