Military pressure leading to Bolivia’s Evo Morales’ exit from power highlights what appears to be a growing coup temptation in Latin America.
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Nicolás Maduro has overseen the aggravation of democratic reversal in Venezuela now viewed by an IDEA report as the world’s worst democratic backslider.
A Financial Times report sees the current upheavals in South America as a potential cause for another lost decade comparable to what happened in the 1980s.
Peronism has returned to Argentina with the victory of peronist Alberto Fernández in the October 27 polls. Expert opinion looks at the implications.
Evo Morales of Bolivia resigned Sunday amidst protests and military pressure. Socialists see capitalism’s hand but Morales sought an illegal fourth term.
2018/19 AmericasBarometer results presented Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Wilson Center in Washington DC show slide in support for democracy in the Americas.
America hit Venezuela with a new round of sanctions Tuesday targeting the crisis-battered country’s ties with Cuba which supports Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
Colombia will increase protection for political candidates running in October’s local and regional elections after the murders of seven aspirants.
Nicolás Maduro, a long practitioner of tight state control of the economy, has quietly and cautiously begun implementing free-market policies.
In the latest in Venezuela’s political crisis, civil society sees pathways opening for a solution as John Bolton quits post of US National Security Adviser.