Now that slow-to-count California races have been called, it’s clear that Democrat’s performance in heavily Hispanic districts is one of the biggest stories of the 2018 midterms. Those districts accounted for 32.5 percent of total Democratic gains.
The new Democratic majority in the House will likely elevate a well-known, moderate Latin America advocate to chair the Foreign Relations Committee and provide a balance to the administration’s possible bro-mance with Bolsonaro.
President Trump has demonstrated an affinity for strongmen around the world. Now that he’s likely to have one in his neighborhood, don’t be surprised to see Jair Bolsonaro cozy up to the Trump administration.