Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo joined other celebrities making a final push for voters in Brazil to register to vote.
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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.
Democracy in Colombia co-exists with a history of violence and serious human rights abuses that threaten its very foundations.
Brazil’s controversial President Jair Bolsonaro wants the army to count votes. This, however, could be detrimental to the electoral process.
Following a state of emergency to fight against gangs, El Salvador has taken another serious step in undermining press freedoms.
Gabriel Boric became the youngest person to be sworn in as President of Chile, promising to make Chile “a dignified and just country.”
Across North, Central and South America, and parts of the Caribbean, only 63% of the public expressed support for democracy in 2021.
The pervasive presence of crime and corruption has made progress in areas like the rule of law, threatening democracy in Latin America.
Experts feel that re-democratization in Venezuela will require a negotiating process leading to free and fair presidential elections.
Argentina’s National University of Rosario (NUR) has an innovative participatory budgeting initiative that gives people power over money.
HE Ou Jianhong and Nayib Bukele of El Salvador recently traded praises raising questions about China’s motives in Latin America.