AQ Podcast: The Importance Of Paraguay
Following Santiago Peña’s victory in presidential elections, a look at how Paraguay impacts the rest of the region, how it fits into the U.S.-China competition and why Paraguayan voters chose more of the same
AQ Podcast: Lula’s Foreign Policy and What It Means for Latin America
Oliver Stuenkel on Brazil’s potential to be a regional leader, and recent controversies including comments over Ukraine
AQ Podcast: Latin America’s New Pink Tide and a Look at Brazil
Oliver Stuenkel on the consolidation of a wave of leftist and left-leaning leaders in the region
Today’s Young Leftists Care More About Chile than Cuba
Gender and the rights of minorities are taking precedence over iconic figures of the past century.
A Socially Conservative Left Is Gaining Traction in Latin America
The electoral strength of the right is pushing Latin America’s leftists away from progressive causes.
Much of Latin America’s Left Has a Blind Spot: The Environment
As center-left leaders in Europe and the U.S. prioritize the fight against climate change, the same cannot be said of their Latin American peers.
New Leaders, New Voices
Elections invariably offer an opportunity to assess the health and quality of the democratic process in the countries where they are held. When they occur in neighboring states over roughly the same time period, however, observers are given a rare chance to move beyond isolated snapshots and assess the state of democracy in an entire region. Such an opportunity occurred from 2005 to 2006, when Latin America experienced 12 presidential elections, many of them closely fought, over a 14-month period.