Covid-19 required appropriate response from governments. Responses have been poor in some regions, with democracy even declining in Latin America.
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Cesar Chavez said we only have two weapons to defend ourselves; Huelga and Boycott. These too are the response to blasé to shared scrape.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. Bolsonaro has downplayed the pandemic and his regime has largely neglected it.
The international community has called out Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro for dictatorship. During COVID-19, the dictator instead tightened the noose.
Any discussion about Brazil’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic must start with the country’s far-right populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, experts argue.
Former President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has been convicted on corruption charges. He was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.
Democratic elections are crucial to resolving the crisis in Venezuela. Maduro will not organize them so a Council of State will be essential, perspective.
Tamara Suju says much is known about Cuba’s infiltration of Venezuela, little on the repression, intelligence training it gives to Venezuelan operatives.
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.