Interim President Jeanine Áñez’s proposal to delay the presidential election further than the agreed September 6 date adds further uncertainty to what promises to be the most polarized election Bolivia has experienced in over a decade.
Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental disasters hit marginalized communities the hardest. Not just because they are more exposed to risk, but because of social vulnerabilities and inequalities that prevent them from responding to these events.
Although Argentines responded positively to the Fernández administration’s strict quarantine measures at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of COVID-19 cases increase, these same measures have become politically and economically untenable.
As Suriname prepares to elect a new parliament, the country faces a series of challenges that endanger its geopolitical standing. Whatever the outcome, the next government must be ready to tackle these issue.