Elections were a battlefield of ideas, positions, representations about social life. But the politics of recent years presents a fierce antagonism and a violent dialectic that survives electoral contests.
For the government, vaccination has become a wall that has been containing the demands of the different social sectors. But the lack of answers to their demands could lead the country to a new social explosion.
According to the official website of the Machu Picchu National Park, “the city was never lost, as it was occasionally visited and inhabited,” which contrasts with Bingham’s account of his declared “discovery” of the region.
Co-author Camila Carrasco
The democratic election of the regional governor is one of the main measures of political decentralization that Chile has taken recently. However, the central government is hindering the process and seeks to retain power.
During the Peruvian campaign, a difference was generated between the two leftist parties: Veronika Mendoza’s Juntos por el Perú and Castillo’s Perú Libre, around gender, sexual and reproductive health issues that opened a gap between what one congresswoman called a “popular” left and a “progressive” left.
The most surprising result of the past mid-term elections was the apparent divorce between AMLO and the Mexico City voter. But it has not been such, the CDMX is not leftist, the capital has always had an opposition vocation.
O presidente eleito do Peru, Pedro Castillo, parece ter superado os muitos obstáculos colocados no seu caminho por Keiko Fujimori. Entretanto, ele deve se preparar para uma fase muito mais dura, quando várias frentes se abrem para ele em um contexto social onde as demandas por soluções se multiplicam.
Most formal jobs in Venezuela are anchored to a scale that depends on the minimum wage. The value of the minimum wage is clearly an anomaly: $2.4. It is so, so low that it is enough for less than 1% of the basic food basket.
Co-author Robson Dias da Silva
The first Latin American country to become a republic, Haiti is one of the poorest in the world. Nearly two-thirds of its population survives on subsistence agriculture geared to the domestic market.
The IMF estimates a contraction of the world product in 2020 of 3.3% and Latin America is the most affected region. The reduction of the Latin American economy was 7% but with a great inequality between countries and regions.
La comunidad científica nos plantea la necesidad de reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero e impedir que se sigan acumulando gases en la atmósfera. ¿Como resolver la situación? ¿Quien debería liderar el proceso de transición?
A dos semanas de la segunda vuelta electoral, un ataque de remanentes del grupo armado maoísta Sendero Luminoso, dejó al menos catorce muertos. El ataque se produjo en El Vraem, principal zona productora de hojas de coca, con una nutrida presencia del narcotráfico.
Co-author Deborah Delgado
After more than two decades of intensification of extractive activities in Peru, the affected rural areas show no improvement or increase in services, but rather a growing distrust of the centralist state.
Co-author Magdalena Bas Vilizzio
With the beginning of vaccination, 2020 ended projecting the first step towards the end of the pandemic. However, new challenges have appeared, such as the dispute over vaccines.
The arbitration of national bodies and international observers have declared that the Peruvian elections have been unobjectionable, clean and transparent. But Keiko Fujimori’s party, which has been losing the election, has developed a legal strategy under the thesis of massive fraud.
Nicaragua’s government – controlled by President Ortega, his wife Murillo and the Sandinista National Liberation Front – is using new laws to arrest political rivals and harass independent media ahead of elections scheduled for November.