Democracy and Society

Bolivia Goes to the Polls in the Midst of Health, Economic and Political Crisis

Escrito por  |  18 / October / 2020

On October 18, Bolivia elects its president, vice president, and all the senators and deputies for a term ending in 2025. The election is a repeat of the October 2019 elections, which were annulled after a coup that led to the resignation and flight into exile of President Evo Morales. If everything goes as agreed, the country will regain the democratic path lost last year.

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno Seeks to Remove Likely Winner from the 2021 Presidential Ballot

Escrito por  |  1 / October / 2020

Ecuador’s Electoral Council will convene imminently to announce its final decision on whether to block the Andrés Arauz–Carlos Rabascall presidential ticket from participating in the 2021 Presidential elections. kicking the leadin ticket out of the race would be a violation of law and a betrayal of democracy.

Trump Moves to Take Leadership of Regional Development Bank Away From Latin American Nations

Escrito por  |  27 / August / 2020

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico proposed suspending the election for president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), scheduled for September until March 2021, to prevent Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser for Latin America, the Cuban-American Mauricio Claver-Carone, from taking over the powerful regional post.

South American Nations Adopt Different COVID-19 Stategies, With Different Results

Escrito por  |  22 / July / 2020

On May 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the epicenter of COVID-19 had moved to Latin America, particularly South America. The region now has the highest number of new cases and deaths in the world.

Lopez Obrador’s Visit to Trump is a Betrayal of the U.S. and Mexican People

Escrito por  |  7 / July / 2020

To praise a tyrant is to insult a people. López Obrador’s proposed visit to Washington is an insult to the American people, and especially to the 37 million Mexican migrants who live in the United States.

Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro Plotting a Self-Coup?

Escrito por  |  11 / June / 2020

Bolsonaro has isolated himself internationally. With approval ratings in free fall, the Brazilian president has increasingly moved to the far right.

Bolsonaro’s Attempt to Remake Brazilian Culture Bogged Down By Scandals

Escrito por  |  15 / March / 2020

Just a few months into the year and the Bolsonaro government is up to it neck in scandals that have stymied its ambitious plans to reshape Brazil’s culture and impose a new conservative ideology based on nationalism, religious fundamentalism and militarism.