Category Archives: George Lehner

Falling Behind the Pack: Brazil Endures A Difficult Year of Self-Inflicted Troubles

BY GEORGE LEHNER Brazil showed a significant decline in the 2017 FSI, becoming the fourth most worsened country since 2016, largely as a result of a devastating recession, continued fallout from widespread political corruption probes, and the impeachment of its President. Overall, Brazil worsened by 2.9 points on its total score compared to the prior […]

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“So Far From God, So Close to the United States.” Mexico Most Worsened in 2017

BY GEORGE LEHNER It has been a tough year for Mexico. As Mexico has borne the brunt of combative political rhetoric from north of the border, the country has also weathered economic and political challenges, as well as an uptick of violence. The first weeks of 2017 saw widespread protests throughout Mexico, a sign that […]

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The political tension between the President and Prime Minister further threatens the country's fragile electoral process. Openness and fairness of political processes are vital #fragilestatesindex.

Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers

Somalia crisis deepens as president withdraws PM’s powers

PM Roble says he rejects President Mohamed’s ‘unlawful’ move to suspend his executive powers.

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Civil and political rights must be observed for the former President and detainees. Under the #fragilestatesindex the human rights infrastructure promotes due process, justice and fair trials.

Guinea's Col. Mamady Doumbouya, center, is heavily guarded by soldiers after a meeting with ECOWAS delegation in Conakry, Guinea on September 10, 2021.

Guinea: Leaders Should Respect Fundamental Rights

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