Javiera Alarcon

Javiera Alarcon is a political analyst on Latin American and security affairs. She received her MA in International Relations and Comparative Politics with a specialization in Latin American politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also has an advanced degree in environmental law and international relations from the University of King Juan Carlos and Georgetown University. She was a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Affordable Childcare Is a Public Need

April 29, 2019

Raising children is not what it used to be.  Women and men on track to becoming parents must face the prospect of increasing costs of quality childcare. This is true for developed nations, but no less predictable in low-income countries as well. Raising children is not what it used to be. Having...

Will Evo Morales Win Again in Bolivia?

March 21, 2019

Evo Morales’ re-election bid will be a referendum on his current administration. Evo Morales, the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is currently in his 13th year in office, with aspirations of remaining until 2025. He is the longest consecutively serving head of state in Latin America, whose expert deployment...

The Next Generation of Cybersecurity in Latin America

January 24, 2019

Security risks will outpace cyber network defenses, unless data safety is bolstered by further regulations and investments. Governments and businesses need to place a higher wager on cybersecurity and create a working system that prioritizes costs upfront on detection and prevention. When security systems fall in line with advancing infrastructure,...