The spectacular collapse of President Michelle Bachelet’s popularity and generational divisions among Chilean voters have opened up the 28-year democracy’s party system with unknown consequences for this year’s presidential elections.
The enduring strength of U.S. institutions and civil society will mean less the “fundamental transformation” promoted by Trump supporters and more a “heated transition”—though still with uncertain consequences.
El período de transición entre gobiernos suele ser un momento fundacional en el cual los presidentes-electos dejan de lado la retórica de campaña para enviar un mensaje unificador. Pero Donald Trump, fiel a su estilo controversial, está manejando la transición como si aún estuviera en campaña.
The breakdown of the Vatican/UNASUR dialogue in Venezuela was totally predictable. Dialogue is still the key to peacefully resolving the crisis in Venezuela, but it must have teeth to punish noncompliance.
A #SanctuaryCampus movement has taken hold across U.S. universities. By collectively supporting and providing a voice to undocumented students’ fears and demands, a new process of inclusion is taking shape.
The United States has chosen an outsider populist president. Latin America has ample experience with such leaders. Here are four warning signs U.S. citizens, civil society and policy makers need to be on the look out for.