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.
Given his inflammatory remarks about Latin American citizens and its immigrants, Global Americans did some digging on who’s advising Donald Trump on his Latin America policy. It’s no one you’ve ever heard of.
While President Bachelet’s Nueva Mayoria coalition lost the October 23 local elections, the greatest challenge for all candidates and parties in next year’s general election will be overcoming the high levels of voter apathy and anger witnessed this round.
Local elections in Chile have traditionally served as a test of the incumbent party. But this year, with both the governing and the opposition party coalitions dogged by corruption scandals, anything can happen.
The October 2nd plebiscite and its stunningly low voter turnout demonstrated the inherent weaknesses of popular referenda and the need to think creatively about how to restore people’s participation in the electoral process.