The elections turned out to be much more competitive than expected in swing districts and states, with Trumpist candidates failing to prevail.
One of the areas in which the future president and the government’s own program of the Historical Pact did not delve too deeply is international relations. What can we expect from the new government?
Petro was prepared to compete with a sort of “Duque’s version”, but a Bolsonaro-Trump Colombian version emerged, who moved from Facebook and Twitter to TikTok, and who has two well-known props in the region: anti-corruption and anti-politics discourses.
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the importance of “regional spaces” based on a commonwealth of ideas, political postulates and common cultural features has been revived. This is the condition for greater and better economic integration.
From the perspective of international law, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine cannot be excused. However, the positioning of some political actors of the Latin American left generates consternation.
Paraguay will hold general elections in a little over a year, and while the region is undergoing changes of rudder, it is likely that Paraguayans will opt for continuity as the ruling Colorado Party appears to be on track to maintain power.
This is a good time to make a break with the past and rescue Latin American national and popular trajectories, so often subjugated by foreign economic interests, but within the framework of a positive and mature inter-American dialogue.
La demografía, con su mirada de largo plazo, nos muestra tendencias del pasado que sin darnos cuenta han ido transformado a la sociedad, y nos proyecta otras que con desapasionada objetividad trazan nuestro futuro.
Prior to the pandemic, the region experienced mobilizations of conservative groups against the recognition of equal marriage or gender identity that forced changes in public policies. It is possible that they may arise again in the future.
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.