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The State of Democracy in Latin America

Nicolas Ducoté, cofounder of one of Latin America’s top think tanks, discussed concerns for Latin American democracy.
Matthew Abbott
Nicolas Ducoté
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About This Event

Mounting authoritarianism, populism, and inequalities exposed by COVID-19 are raising alarms about democracy backsliding in Latin America. Further highlighted by challenges with vaccine distribution and economic recovery, the social and material inequalities in the region have been exacerbated by political upheavals. The Council convenes an expert panel as part of the Hart Program Series on Latin America to discuss the state of democracy in Latin America.


The initial roster of speakers for this program has been updated due to schedule changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

About the Speakers
Matthew Abbott
Former Director, Government and Diplomatic Programs
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Matt Abbott joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2015 as the director of government and diplomatic programs.
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Co-Founder, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth
Nicolas "Nico" Ducoté has dedicated the last 30 years to strengthening civil society and democratic institutions in Argentina. Ducoté cofounded the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth in 2000 and later served as Mayor of the Municipality of Pilar, his hometown.