Politics in Latin America
Great Decisions 2023 | Topic 5
What does the emergence of various left-wing governments mean for countries in Latin America?
Electoral results in Latin America over the past four years have led many observers of the regional/political scene to discern a left-wing surge in the hemisphere, reminiscent of the so-called “Pink Tide” that swept the area some 20 years ago. But how much do these politicians actually have in common? What implication does their ascendency have for the region? By Jorge Castañeda
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Politics in Latin America News
- Pro-Bolsonaro Riots Laid Bare Threat to Brazilian Democracy
- Violence Spreads Through Peru in Days After Its President’s Ouster
- Latin America's 'pink tide' may have hit its high-water mark
- The Guardian view on Latin America’s left leaders: pink tide could lift all boats
This accessible look at Latin American politics explores how—and to what effect—diverse forces on the left have not only captured the imagination of vast swathes of the continent’s population, but also taken hold of the reins of government.
Castañeda explores the differences between the left-wing governments in Latin America during the early 2000s.
The United States and Latin America after the Cold War looks at the almost quarter-century of relations between the United States and Latin America since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. An academic and recent high-level U.S. policymaker, Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework that allows for the often-unexpected episodes and outcomes in U.S.–Latin American relations.
Great Decisions 2023 cover image.