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.
Impeachment processes are always messy political processes (remember Bill Clinton’s in 1998?). In the case of Brazil, by providing a constitutional exit for unpopular executives, impeachment may be what ultimately preserves Brazilian democracy.
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.
Across the hemisphere a majority of citizens support a greater role for the armed forces in domestic security—with over 80 percent of citizens in El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador supporting the militarization of police duties. The policy, though, comes with huge risks. It also has not worked.
As the November presidential elections approach in Honduras, the opposition appears too divided to defeat an unpopular incumbent.
A careful review of the data reveals an increase in political detention and imprisonment in Venezuela—often without trial—and illustrates the justifications the government uses to silence its opponents.
Latin Americans’ embrace of technology has opened up new markets for e-commerce and a host of risks for traditional politicians—good for investors, a bumpy ride for politics as usual.
La fuerza política del presidente Mauricio Macri se consolida en las elecciones primarias. ¿Podrá repetir este mismo triunfo en las proximas elecciones generales?
President Moreno may not be a newfound ally for the U.S., but he is a reminder that today the greatest challenges to U.S. interests in the region aren’t ideological but criminality, poor governance and populism.
Trump’s ability to shatter the postwar bipartisan consensus, his personalistic style and his resentment of a free press have made Argentines wonder: has the GOP produced a Peronist?