Bolsonaro and Brazil’s Illiberal Backlash

January 2019

The triumph of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s October 2018 presidential election was made possible by a series of economic, social, and political crises that have shaken Brazilian democracy.

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Latin America’s Shifting Politics: Mexico’s Party System Under Stress

October 2018

AMLO’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s 2018 elections could point to a long-term dealignment of the country’s party system, but it is more likely that a less radical process of partisan recomposition will take place.

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Latin America’s Shifting Politics: The Fading of Costa Rica’s Old Parties

October 2018

Long hailed as one of the region’s most vigorous democracies, this small Central American country has seen voters swing massively toward newcomers and away from the two traditionally dominant parties.

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Latin America’s Shifting Politics: The Peace Process and Colombia’s Elections

October 2018

Colombian voters turned against the architects of the peace accord ending the country’s decades-old internal war, while giving the presidency to a lieutenant of ex-president Uribe, the agreement’s leading opponent.

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Latin America’s Shifting Politics: Virtue, Fortune, and Failure in Peru

October 2018

Less than two years after an extremely close presidential election, the supporters of Keiko Fujimori took advantage of a corruption scandal to cut short the presidency of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

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