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Carlos Cruz Infante
Master of Business Administration
PhD candidate at the Sapienza University of Rome on Political Studies
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Citations since 2017
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My research is about socio-political processes and how they can affect government and institutional support in Latin America, as well as its integration with global blocs (US, European Union, Asia, Russia). I'm also interested in political economy and communication for unpopular policies (taxes, pensions, public spending cuts).
May 2020 - March 2022
Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of the Chilean Government
- Designed the content strategy for the Center of Studies of the Ministry
April 2018 - March 2019
General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Chilean Government
- Chief of Strategic Content
- - Designed some of the main governmental speakers’ content strategy. - Elaborated and edited public policies, politics, and economics studies. - Ghostwriting for General Secretary of Presidency, Gonzalo Blumel. - Responsible manager of 2 collaborators.
January 2017 - March 2018
Companía Petrolera de Chile (COPEC S.A.)
- Chief of Marketing
- Managed a USD$MM 3 commercialization budget (91 C - Stores in Chile). Designed and launched the first Self - Service Kiosk in Chilean C - Stores. Increase in the Net Customer Satisfaction Index: from 75% in 2016 to 86%.
All of Latin America burns. Literally. Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship in Venezuela, the populisms of Andrés López Obrador in Mexico and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, the dismantlement of Peru’s congress by its president and the social crises in Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia: the whole continent is in upheaval. Profound changes are in sight and p...
The EU could learn valuable lessons from German Chancellor Scholz’s recent official visit to South America, writes Carlos Cruz Infante. Scholz showed a diplomacy formula that could leverage the Union’s geopolitical influence in the region
EU's geopolitical position in Latin America is weakened. In the meantime, China and Russia have gained ground commercially and politically in the region. Still, there are some opportunities for the Union to catch up. Here I present four of them.
Chile does not appear likely to restart efforts to write a new Constitution soon. The failure of the first draft – rejected by 62 percent of Chilean voters – has significantly weakened political leaders’ ability and resolve to try a second draft. Pollsters predicted that Rechazo (rejection) would win on September 4, and the result would fit within...
It is the second Op-ed of a series published by the American University in Washington, D.C. Miguel Zlosilo and I have followed up on the Chilean Constitutional process from a socio-political view. Our goal is to deliver a shortcut to those who are not experts on the matter but would like to know a little more about it in a five-minute reading.
Op-ed published by Aulablog of the American University https://aulablog.net/2022/03/07/chile-whither-the-constitutional-process/
Latin America is facing a challenging historical moment. Its societies must choose between the way uphill to development for good or enjoying short-term benefits from the past 30 years of work. What will it be? How did one of the once wealthiest regions on Earth end up in this conundrum? What could help Latin Americans to solve it? In 2019, Latin A...
Countries in Latin America and Europe, despite their substantial differences, are currently wrestling with a similar strategic question: whether they should engage in regional integration or ‘go it alone’. Carlos Cruz Infante and Roland Benedikter present a detailed comparison of Latin America and the EU across six key indexes. Their findings sugge...
The situation in Chile after the Constitutional Referendum of October 2020 posits the question: Where is the country headed? Is this the end of a long transition from “adolescent” neoliberal democracy to “mature” welfare democracy—or the start of a new era of uncer- tainty? Without substantial improvements of the constitutional reform process, its...
Between public distrust and Covid-19: author Carlos Cruz Infante is at odds about which pandemic is more dangerous for Latin America now.
Does wealth equate to health? In his piece, Carlos Cruz Infante discusses the oppositions in play across Latin America and their relationship to the devastating and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19.
Center-right Latin American governments have proven to manage the Covid-19 crisis far better than their populist counterparts. Regarding the first group, I used the cases of Chile, Peru, and Uruguay. About the populist governments, I analyzed the examples of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
We already know which countries have controlled the spread of COVID-19 better and what "good practices" have enabled them to do so. Eventually, some of these policies could be replicated in other countries. But it is not enough to make a well-informed public intervention. We also need quickly available indicators of how actively populations are res...
Comparative politics about the pensions reforms -Chile, Brazil and, France- and how prepared is each country in terms of public policy and institutional frame to get those reforms done.
Based on the analysis of the communication strategies for three different pension reforms in Australia, Chile, and Italy, I want to identify some good and bad practices to increase the chances for the government to gain acceptance among its challengers and the voters.