The ousted authoritarian government of Mexico – PRI – may be back

When Mexico’s long-ruling party was ousted by voters 12 years ago, giddy celebrants hailed the event as something like the fall of the Berlin Wall. For seven decades, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, had governed virtually unchallenged, aided by election trickery, a well-honed ability to buy off potential troublemakers and, when that didn’t work, …

Democracy In The World

With democratic revolutions┬áspreading from Tunisia to Egypt, I was wondering…how many democracies exist in the world? 26 According to the 2010 Democracy Index, a report published by the Economic Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist magazine. Seventeen of them in Europe, two in Latin America, two in Asia, one in Africa, and the last …