Although there are major attempts to reverse democracy in Latin America, a recent post in Democracy Digest outlines the argument that there are four reasons to be optimistic about democracy on the continent. Here is an excerpt:
Democracy is being harassed everywhere and Central America is suffering, too. Yet in this small corner of the Western hemisphere, the consequences of democratic breakdown could be especially dire for the United States and its neighbors, notes Luis Guillermo Solís, the interim director at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University and the former President of Costa Rica.
Three recent developments on the international front also represent reasons to be optimistic, he writes for Americas Quarterly:
Read the full article here.