Mexico’s Oil Referendum

Opposition parties organized a non-binding referendum to fight government efforts to gut a constitutional ban on private investment in the oil industry.

Change in Burma?

The Burmese government has announced far-reaching reforms. Or are they reforms?

Fear and Voting in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican and U.S. governments use scare tactics to win a referendum on a free trade agreement.

A Constitution of Trouble

Despite an announced “compromise” both the procedure that produced the Iraqi constitutional draft that will be voted on October 15, and its constitutional substance were and are disastrous.