Brazilians will head to the polls on Oct. 5 to vote in a tight presidential race. President Dilma Rousseff’s leading challenger is Socialist Party candidate Marina Silva. A key component of Silva’s economic platform is her support for a more independent central bank. Central bank independence, long a topic of interest to economists, is now capturing wide … Continue reading »
Center for Latin American Studies
Return of the PRI: How did this happen? What does it mean for Mexico?
Twelve years ago, hundreds of thousands poured onto Mexico’s streets to celebrate the defeat of the PRI, the party that had governed for 71 increasingly autocratic and corrupt years. Now, it appears that the PRI is returning from the wilderness with a decisive, though still challenged, victory. How did this happen, and what does it … Continue reading »