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BLOG # 130

Nov 22, 2021 at 8:11:16 AM

La democracia se está escapando a un ritmo récord, advierte un organismo intergubernamental

BLOG # 130

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns *

A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday.

Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics, a tendency of countries to mimic the anti-democratic behaviour of others, and disinformation used to divide societies are mainly to blame, the Stockholm-based intergovernmental organisation said in a report.

“More countries than ever are suffering from ‘democratic erosion’,” IDEA said in its 2021 study on the state of democracy, relying on data compiled since 1975.

“The number of countries undergoing ‘democratic backsliding’ has never been as high,” it said, referring to the regressive turn in areas including checks on government and judicial independence, as well as media freedom and human rights.




Opinión

It is dissapointing after being sent to foreign lands to promote the values of democracy through armed intervention, to see that those values are being replaced by those held in foreign lands the U.S. sent its youth to promote. I guess youth has no knowledge of the past. ______________________________(Es decepcionante después de ser enviado a tierras extranjeras para promover los valores de la democracia a través de la intervención armada, ver que esos valores están siendo reemplazados por aquellos que se mantienen en tierras extranjeras que Estados Unidos envió a sus jóvenes a promover. Supongo que la juventud no tiene conocimiento del pasado.)


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https://www.reuters.com/world/democracy-slipping-away-record-rate-intergovernmental-body-warns-2021-11-22/