German Peinado Delgado

German Peinado Delgado is a business project manager and international relations professional based in Bogota, Colombia. A graduate of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and the Universidad Javeriana, Peinado Delgado has worked throughout both Colombia and Ecuador.

For Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s Economy Is a Key to Staying in Power

Feb 10, 2020

Last October, Ecuador witnessed some of the largest mass protests in its modern history. Concentrated mainly in the capital city of Quito and, less intensely, in Guayaquil, Cuenca and Portoviejo, the protests ignited on October 3, when President Lenin Moreno’s government announced the elimination of long-standing fuel subsidies for gasoline...

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Nov 11, 2019

Just as it seemed that the leftist “pink tide” had finally receded across Latin America, a wave of social movements are shaking market-friendly governments in the region. While certainly a reflection of the polarized political climate on a global scale, the recent convulsions across the continent deal a strong blow...

Protests Continue Across Bolivia After Evo Morales' Controversial Reelection

Oct 31, 2019

Just as right-wing incumbents in Chile, Ecuador and Argentina are experiencing a substantial pushback following the implementation of neoliberal economic reforms, left-wing and populist leaders in Latin America are also feeling the heat of popular discontent. In Bolivia, people have taken to the streets following an election held on October...

What Can Panama’s New President Do for His Country?

Sep 16, 2019

After a decade led by two globalist and establishment presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, Panama has a new leader who brings a nationalist flare to political discourse. Despite a career in business and politics, President Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo has never seen eye to eye with Panama City elites....

Have Chavistas Backed Themselves into a Corner?

Feb 07, 2019

The desire for change has rarely been this strong in Venezuela. On January 10, Nicolás Maduro staged a swearing-in ceremony that he hoped would legitimize the beginning of his second six-year term as Venezuela’s president. After succeeding the late Hugo Chávez, Maduro won a special election in April 2013. Back...

Will Peru's Institutions Withstand the Corruption Test?

Jan 16, 2019

Despite the deep blows that a series of scandals is inflicting upon Peru’s political establishment and government institutions, the country is leading the way in the regional fight against impunity and graft. Peru is one of Latin America’s most dynamic economies, being a founding member of the regional Pacific Alliance,...

Guatemala’s Uphill Battle Against Corruption

Dec 10, 2018

The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala has gained important enemies and faces an unprecedented level of opposition within the country’s highest levels of government. Guatemala’s history over the last century has been one of the most troubled, as well as most heavily influenced by foreign interventions, in all of...

Can the FARC Overcome Its Historic Divides?

Nov 20, 2018

Thus far, FARC politicians in congress are keeping up their end of the Havana accords and actively participating in Colombia’s democratic process. During the months of August through October of last year, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas transformed into a law-abiding political party. Giving up their weaponry...

From Sandinista to Contra: The Transformation of Daniel Ortega

Nov 12, 2018

Ortega’s critics, which include former allies and comrades-in-arms, see him as a corrupt authoritarian who turned his back on his revolutionary ideals. At 73, Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, is one of Latin America’s most emblematic and controversial figures of the last several decades. Adding up his first presidential terms —...

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