Tamara Suju says much is known about Cuba’s infiltration of Venezuela, little on the repression, intelligence training it gives to Venezuelan operatives.
South America 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 Central America or on giants Brazil and Mexico.
State Department’s 2019 Country Human Rights Report shows deterioration in respect for human rights globally but, Iran, China and Venezuela in particular.
Military interventions were receding in Latin America. Their resurgence raises worries as to how they may impact democracy on the continent.
Without pressure from fair elections or accountability to a free media, autocratic leaders have less incentive than their democratic counterparts do.
A difficult path lies ahead for Venezuela. With no clear electoral way out, aid from the international community will remain the country’s lifeline.
A former high-ranking judge in Cuba joined an anti-government activist in revealing classified information showing the Cuban regime’s arbitrary detentions.
When our country overthrow’s the government of another country, we just ignore it and our press sanitizes the putsch. It’s time to engage and cry wolf!
Military pressure leading to Bolivia’s Evo Morales’ exit from power highlights what appears to be a growing coup temptation in Latin America.
Nicolás Maduro has overseen the aggravation of democratic reversal in Venezuela now viewed by an IDEA report as the world’s worst democratic backslider.
A Financial Times report sees the current upheavals in South America as a potential cause for another lost decade comparable to what happened in the 1980s.