In the past week, chavismo has started to show shades of difference regarding President Maduro, the protests and the future of Venezuela. Could this be the beginning of end and the start of a peaceful exit?
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.
Added to the very real risk of the flow of returning Colombians and Venezuelans fleeing across the border creating a massive refugee crisis, security experts are also concerned about a possible military conflict ginned up by a wounded Maduro government.
The U.S.’s apparent lack of interest in the Puerto Rico crisis and President Trump’s breezy optimism about the recovery efforts, in the face of on-the-ground facts, reflect the long-standing historical reality of the U.S. with its commonwealth.
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.
Peru’s progress today toward equitable social and democratic development and effective democratic governance is hindered not by powerful interest groups, domestic or foreign, but by the weakness of state capacity and institutions.