Latin America’s recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region
Americas articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy across North and South America (not including the United States) in this highly diverse and quickly changing region. Also see our World Democracy section or our articles on giants Brazil and Mexico.
It is up to us to insist upon democracy. It is essential that we continue to demonstrate and march, to bombard Trump and our other elected officials with tweets, posts, phone calls, and emails.
Brazil’s Congress should embrace this critical moment in history to break corruption
As the end of the year approaches, I am finally beginning to confront the death of Fidel Castro, who changed the course of my life forever. My relationship with him — even as an absence — has always been complex.
I’ve written many times about the necessity to move from a Death Economy, based on warfare and ravaging the very resources upon which it depends, to a Life Economy, based on cleaning up pollution
Death of revolutionary icon Fidel Castro inspires work of controversial Cuban artist Tania Bruguera
Many other countries have some type of mandatory voting law and get much higher turnout as a result
The most recent Venezuelan vote delay comes as governance, economics and basic safety are collapsing
A system that breeds corruption was supposed to change but Canadian Senate reforms have fallen flat
One time guerilla fighter John Esteban Perez has made a name for himself as a pro-peace FARC rapper