Mexico’s second presidential debate was, in a word, disappointing. Authorities anticipate a high level of participation in these elections. People are organizing to participate as observers, voters, representatives of their parties, media monitors and informed citizens. Hopefully the third debate in June will reflect the high level of preparation and seriousness that an ever-more active citizenry deserves.
The larger countries have “temporarily” abandoned UNASUR, and initial support for the organization’s functionality and institutionalism, which regional leaders had once been swift to invoke to make clear that UNASUR, not the OAS, would resolve South American political issues – has been lost.
The era of Trump marks a change that replaces the construction of hemispheric agendas with mere demands that other nations back up the U.S. government in its war policies, and an attitude of intolerance and aggression toward political situations that prevail in other countries of the region that contributes nothing to resolving them.
The inevitable resignation of the president of Peru represents a blow to the most genuine personification of economic power in Peru. On Feb. 23, first Vice President Martín Vizcarra assumed the presidency with a mandate to govern until 2021.
We want to take advantage of this process to reach every corner of this country, especially our communities, but also in the cities, to say we need to create another form of government. And that this government needs to emerge from people who get organized.