Latin America in 2023: Five Trends to Watch
Instability, anti-incumbent voting and a tough macroeconomic environment are here to stay.
NEW AQ: Is Latin America’s Millennial Generation More Authoritarian—or Democratic?
Millennials account for about a quarter of the population, and are rising into positions of power. A special report explores how they may change politics forever.
The Imminent Election Crisis in Brazil
Still trailing in polls, Bolsonaro seems determined to stay in power. AQ’s editor-in-chief examines potential scenarios for the confrontation ahead.
Could Democracy Backslide in Colombia?
The country’s oil industry may hold the answer.
Three Reasons to Be Optimistic About Central American Democracy
Youth movements, women and international cooperation show the way to escape the region’s dire situation.
How Biden’s “Democracy Summit” Might Actually Benefit the Americas
Debates should focus on home-grown threats to democracy such as inequality, fake news and the militarization of politics – rather than outside challenges.
Nicaragua: How Latin America Reacted
From condemnation to praise, many of the region’s biggest players weighed in on Sunday’s election.
Latin America’s Anti-Incumbent Wave Will End in Tears
From Chile to Colombia, voters are looking for change – regardless of what it will bring.
Nicaragua: Crónica de una muerte anunciada
Ortega ha ido desmantelando la democracia por más de una década. El es alentado por la impunidad.
Nicaragua: Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Ortega has been dismantling democracy for more than a decade. He is emboldened by impunity.
Today’s Latin America Has No Female Presidents. It’s Not Going Well.
COVID-19 has reminded us – again – of the need for women leaders.
How the Pandemic Is Accelerating Democracy’s Decade-Long Decline in the Americas
A deeper look at Freedom House data showing slow erosion in freedoms.
Brazilian Democracy Is Holding Up — But the Biggest Test Will Come in 2022
Jair Bolsonaro has so far fallen short of the worst doomsday predictions of becoming an authoritarian ruler.
The Cost of Delayed Votes in Chile, Bolivia and Beyond
The pandemic has postponed voting in a region where support for democracy was already on the decline.
COVID-19 May Ultimately Strengthen Latin America’s Democracies, Not Destroy Them
A hopeful scenario amid a time of catastrophe.