According to DW’s Philipp Lichterbeck, a president who threatens to organize a military coup should face impeachment proceedings.
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.
Bolsonaro, who plans to seek for re-election, claims that the current voting system is exposed to fraud, allegations dismissed in court.
After claiming Brazil’s electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud President, Jair Bolsonaro, hit out a judicial probe into his claims.
Polls predict that if former President Lula da Silva’s political rights are restored, he will smash Jair Bolsonaro if he runs again for president.
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.
The revival of leftist politics in South America reflects its struggle with its authoritarian past rather than political flip-flopping.
Few Americans are aware of an ominous trend: Latin America’s long decline of democracy is threatening to turn into an autocratic avalanche.
After another night of arrests in Managua, international criticism of Nicaragua’s government led by Daniel Ortega escalated on Tuesday.
In Peru, supporters of Pedro Castillo want the election results upheld, while supporters of Keiko Fujimori want the vote invalidated.
Keiko Fujimori, Peru’s presidential candidate, wants to use legal means to prevent defeat, reminiscing Trump’s unpleasant techniques.