Alejandro García Magos is Senior Editor with Global Brief. He is also Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his PhD. He received an MA in Political Science from the University of Calgary, and a BA in Economics from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. His research interests are in democracy and authoritarianism, with a regional focus on the Spanish-speaking world. His works in this area have appeared in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, and the Latin American Research Centre at the University of Calgary.