Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes backs off new term push following unprecedented riots
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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 giants Brazil and Mexico.
With these rulings, the government unwillingly opened a window of opportunity for the opposition
Advances made through democratic policies in Brazil could be wiped out through the scourge of corruption
Moreno’s election lacks legitimacy for about half of the electorate amid allegations of electoral fraud
Ecuador’s second-round presidential runoff vote was marred by fraud, conservative candidate charges
The move effectively gives the government license to write its own laws, a step closer to a dictatorship
Latin America’s recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region
It is up to us to insist upon democracy. It is essential that we continue to demonstrate and march, to bombard Trump and our other elected officials with tweets, posts, phone calls, and emails.
Brazil’s Congress should embrace this critical moment in history to break corruption
As the end of the year approaches, I am finally beginning to confront the death of Fidel Castro, who changed the course of my life forever. My relationship with him — even as an absence — has always been complex.