David Mares

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David Mares

David Mares is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego, where he also holds the Institute of the Americas Endowed Chair for Inter-American Affairs. He is also Non-Resident Scholar for Latin American Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Mexicans choose “AMLO”: now what?

Since Latin America’s return to democracy beginning in 1978, many middle class and poor citizens have found the old party systems unwilling and unable to generate sustainable and broad-based development. As voters they abandoned these parties in favor of outsiders who promised radical change...

Maduro’s re-election and the US reaction

Venezuela’s election on May 20th drew world attention, not simply to what is happening in the country, but also to how the US will respond to events in Venezuela. The country is suffering a disastrous economic collapse, and a political crisis that is generating purges within the government of Nicolás Maduro and violent repression of the opposition...

Venezuela’s challenge to Latin America’s defense of democracy

Latin America wants to defend democracy and has committed itself in multiple international fora to this goal...