Chile will vote to choose 50 delegates to a council to draw up a new Constitution, after voters rejected a proposed charter.
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Peru’s politics is now marked by violence, just three months after the parliamentary removal of President Pedro over moral incapacity.
Armed with weapons, mobile phones and conspiracy theories, groups [that were created] on Telegram led Brazil’s insurrection.
Police arrested Luis Camacho, the right-wing governor of the opposition stronghold of Santa Cruz, stoking flames of political revenge.
Venezuela used to be one of the most progressive democracies in Latin America, today there is no room for opinions that differ from those of the government.
America’s democracy appears to fall short of Brazil’s where the results of the most recent election were announced same day.
Around the world, countries are facing threats posed by would-be autocrats. And the road to restoring democracy is long and hard.
Some Latin American nations are facing major obstacles to democratic reforms particularly in the lead-up to important elections.
Brazil holds elections next month. Bolsonaro would likely claim a rigged vote if the race in which he faces leftist Lula da Silva tightens.
On Sunday, over 60% of Chileans rejected a directly elected convention’s draft new national constitution. They had good and bad reasons.