Forget all the talk about the region’s “pink tide” and focus on which candidate is most likely to lift the greatest number of boats.
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.
Venezuela’s political landscape is not improving. Maduro’s government is not doing well in improving livelihoods, preferring repression.
Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) continue to face challenges across Latin America today.
Basic freedoms are collapsing in Latin America. Rights defenders are coming under increasing attacks from state and non-state actors.
Although there are major attempts to reverse democracy in Latin America, a key expert argues for four key reasons to be optimistic.
While local and international players work hard to eliminate Venezuela’s autocratic regime, the country’s ruler is on a counter-offensive.
35-year-old “moderate socialist,” Gabriel Boric, will be sworn in as Chile’s president in March, the youngest in the country’s history.
Herman Duarte, a Costa Rican representative for Arbitrator Intelligence shares insights on freedoms of political cartoonists in Latin America.
If far-right candidate Kast wins the upcoming presidential election, Chile could find itself on the path to a democratic retreat.
The COVID pandemic has put Latin American communities and governments under immense strain, putting democracy to the test.