In Latin America we work to promote strong democratic institutions, respect for human rights and rule of law through good governance, and social market economy. as well as promoting liberal dialogue throughout the region. We have offices in Mexico City (Regional Office and Project Mexico), Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Central America), Lima, Peru (Andean Countries) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Argentina & Paraguay)
Is El Salvador on the path to an authoritarian regime?
There is a lot at stake in the presidential and parliamentary elections in El Salvador. But the result seems to be a foregone conclusion. The 42-year-old elected president, Nayib Bukele, will probably soon be starting his - unconstitutional - second term in office.
Ecuador in a State of Emergency
Ecuador has been deeply divided for some years now. Not even the liberal-conservative President Guillermo Lasso, elected in 2021, has been able to change this situation. On May 17, Lasso dissolved the National Assembly, Ecuador's parliament, following impeachment proceedings and resigned from office. This unusual but constitutional measure was supposed to clear the way for new elections, scheduled for August 20, 2023. Now, the election campaign has dramatically generated great uncertainty in the country: the murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, journalist and former member of Ecuador's National Assembly, just 11 days before the presidential elections, has plunged the country into a deep crisis.
Félix Maradiaga, Nicaraguan opposition leader and former political prisoner visits Brussels
Nicaragua finds itself embroiled in a complex political landscape fraught with concerns surrounding democracy and human rights. In light of these developments, we pose three crucial questions to Félix Maradiaga, former political prisoner, who visited the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Brussels from the 19th-20th July, to shed light on the situation in Nicaragua and convey his message to Europe.
Defining Moment: European Parliament Stands Firm for Free and Fair Elections in Venezuela
The European Parliament has expressed deep concern over the political situation in Venezuela and the upcoming 2024 elections, emphasizing the need for a return to democracy in the country. In a recent resolution, the Parliament condemned the arbitrary disqualifications of candidates and interference by the Maduro regime in the electoral process.
Be part of the Naumann Hack!
How does the future relationship between the European Union (EU) and Latin America (LA) look like? What is the EU's role in Latin America? How to achieve an ideal relationship between both regions? The Naumann Hack is a three-phase initiative for young people from all over Latin America to propose solutions to the above questions and have the opportunity to present them to decision-makers in Berlin.
Impunity, journalism, and democracy
In Mexico, after the wave of violence against the press unleashed years ago, civil society coined the phrase "You don't kill the truth by killing journalists". And it is true, it is not killed: it is assaulted, made invisible, its access is made difficult. The stories for which journalists were assaulted or murdered rarely come to light and insecurity often leads to forced displacement and silence.
Let's talk about (un)safe spaces:
To start the discussion about mental health in the LGBT+ population, we must discuss safe spaces. And, to talk about safe spaces, we should ask ourselves if these are a response to unsafe spaces built over the decades in our society.