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Weekend Reads: Angry Voters, Improving Mexican Anti-Crime Policy, Problems with Political Polls, and More

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An angry, scared electorate. Bill Galston says next week’s “Chaos Election” will reflect voters’ beliefs that nothing in the country is going right.

Latin America’s vision for a shared future. In a new Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Ernesto Talvi talks with host Fred Dews about economic growth throughout Latin America and his vision for a new “trans-American partnership.”

Infrastructure a key ballot issue next week? Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes say it is, listing ballot measures that will affect a variety of infrastructure sectors in Georgia, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and more.

Improving Mexican anti-crime policy. Vanda Felbab-Brown has four recommendations for advancing police reform and strengthening enforcement and the justice system.

What our experts are reading

It’s worth reading Nate Cohn’s careful analysis of the problems with political polls. (@JustinWolfers)

Fascinating New York Times piece on China’s propaganda machine blaming a U.S. graduate student for instigating the Hong Kong protests. (@ThomasWright08)


Really glad to see UNOCHA’s new publication (PDF) on cybersecurity and humanitarian action. It needs to be taken seriously. (@Beth_Ferris)

This piece by Monica Marks is the best thing I’ve read on Tunisia’s landmark elections and what they actually mean. (@ShadiHamid)

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