Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Moisés Naím on Latin America’s Bright Spots and Challenges

The best-selling Venezuelan author of “The Revenge of Power” gives an overview of the region’s politics and economics
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It’s been a difficult decade for much of Latin America, but there are also some causes for optimism. As 2022 draws to a close, Moisés Naím, one of the region’s most respected and followed political commentators, provides an overview of where things stand. In a conversation with Brian Winter, Naím discusses the struggles of democracy, as well as recent developments in Venezuela, his home country. Naím is the author of the book The Revenge of Power, which chronicles the rise of autocratic leaders in recent years and was recently named by the New Yorker magazine as one of the best books of 2022. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a columnist for El País and a member of Americas Quarterly’s editorial board.

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Moisés Naím is is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

AQ Podcast: “A Make-or-Break Moment For Mexican Democracy”

Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro “Normality Dividend” by Brian Winter

AQ Podcast: Is Bukele or Boric the Future of Latin American Politics?

A New, Realistic Era for Venezuela’s Opposition by Guillermo Zubillaga

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