Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Solange Márquez Espinoza

Márquez  Espinoza is a geopolitical analyst, risk consultant, and author expert on fallen democracies and the rise of authoritarianism and populist regimes. She holds a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from Mexico’s UNAM.


Laura Glanc

Glanc is a researcher and holds both an MA and PhD in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from Essex University. She is part of Amassuru, a network of women working on security and defense issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Tatiana Rein Venegas

Rein Venegas is a lawyer and holds a master’s in International Studies from the Universidad de Chile. She’s the Coordinator of International Affairs at Universidad de Chile’s International Affairs Institute. 


María Alejandra Otamendi

Otamendi has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and EHESS of Paris. She holds a master’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Gino Germani Research Institute, UBA. She is a member of Amassuru, a network of women working … Read more


Desmond Thomas

Thomas is a founding member and current coordinator of the Electoral Reform Group in Guyana.


Rosario Espinal

Espinal is professor emeritus of sociology at Temple University

Julia Zulver

Zulver is a feminist sociologist specializing in women’s social movements in Latin America, with a focus on Colombia, El Salvador and Mexico. She is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (UNAM). She is the author of High-Risk Feminism in Colombia: Women’s … Read more

Brenda Estefan

Estefan is a professor at IPADE Business School in Mexico City and a columnist at Reforma, Mexico’s leading newspaper.

Dina Fernández

Fernández is an anthropologist and journalist based in Guatemala City. She has written for Prensa Libre, elPeriódico, Nuestro Diario and Soy502.

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Kloppe-Santamaría is a sociologist and historian specializing in violence, crime, and gender in Mexico and Central America. She is an assistant professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University and a global fellow of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. She is the author of In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and … Read more

Sergio A. Luna

Luna is an economist from UNAM with an M.Sc and Ph.D. in economics from the University of London. He was chief economist at Citibanamex between 2005 and 2020. He’s now Grupo Financiero Mifel’s chief economist. His views and opinions are his own.

Laura Lizarazo

Lizarazo is a senior analyst at Control Risks, based in Bogotá

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