Helping Politicians Keep Their Promises

Helping Politicians Keep Their Promises

Politicians love to make promises. Here in Mexico, presidential contender Enrique Peña Nieto even spent the morning of the first official day of campaigning at a public notary’s office where he signed his name next to his first three campaign promises. But...

A Virtual School for the Reconstruction of Chile

Written by Enzo Abbagliati, the former National Coordinator of Chile’s National Library Network and currently at the Foundation for Democracy and Development, which was started by former president Ricardo Lagos. I had the pleasure of meeting Enzo in 2008 at the...
Global Voices Summit 2010

Global Voices Summit 2010

This year’s 2010 Global Voices Summit will take place on May 6 and 7 in Santiago, Chile. If you would like to attend you can register here. Solana, Georgia, Ivan and I have been so busy working on the fundraising, agenda, and logistics that we haven’t done...
Notes from Transparency Camp

Notes from Transparency Camp

Photo of Transparency Camp opening session by Avelino Maestas. I’m at Transparency Camp in Washington DC this weekend, an unconference organized by the Sunlight Foundation. It is difficult for me to believe that Sunlight Foundation has only been around for four...
Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Cross-posted at Global Voices Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That’s because their authors are also contributors there and spend most of their time drawing your attention to others’...