Ecuador’s top court ordered former Correa on Wednesday to stand trial for his alleged role in the 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker.
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The October 28 elections in Brazil. had Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist against Fernando Haddad who represented the left-wing Workers’ Party.
October 29th, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs organized an interesting lecture on the global labor movement and Brazilian democracy.
The biggest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history has emerged from Brazil’s Petrobras and spread its tentacles across the region and beyond.
Venezuela has named a new chief of its state intelligence agency following the death of a politician in custody that was officially ruled a suicide.
After presidential elections in Brazil, toxic speech must not become Brazilian policy. Amnesty International reacted to as Jair Bolsonaro emerged winner.
Brazil’s presidential race front-runner says he wants to liberalize a largely closed economy, so why is he being called “populist” and a “fascist”?
How is the decline of established parties transforming Latin American democracy – and beyond? Regional democracies under microscope by multiple authors.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro declines debate with rival ahead of Sunday election and sought to counter criticism that he represents a threat to country’s democracy.
Brazil’s leading presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, publicly upbraided his son on Monday for threatening to shut down the Supreme Court.