Several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have contributed to the possible return of populism in Bolivia. What implications does this have for the Latin America and the country’s relations with the United States?
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.
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.
Panama’s presidential election quickly shifted from a safe bet to a close race. Nito Cortizo will hold the office for the next five years, but because of the narrow results his presidency is off to a weak start.
Despite gains by the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez will still have to govern from one of the weakest positions in Spain’s recent democratic history. Few would envy his daunting charge of navigating the contradictory challenges of growing nationalism and regionalism in the years to come.