From Democracy Digest:
What does the resurgence of the armed forces in the political arena mean for democracy in Latin America?
Americas Quarterly – the award-winning magazine produced by the nonprofit Americas Society/Council of the Americas – turned to leading experts from FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs to write their cover story – and to guest edit the entire 60-page special report, now available online, FIU’s Amy Ellis writes.
“I never thought we would be sitting here talking about this topic in the year 2020 of soldiers being back, front and center in Latin American politics,’’ said Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of AQ and vice president for policy at AS/COA. “Most of us convinced ourselves that those days ended with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War and yet here we are,” he told a launch event for the magazine’s special report, titled Back in the Spotlight: Latin America’s 21st Century Militaries, at FIU.
Read the full story here.