Corruption has led the political class and its institutions into an uncontrollable spiral of delegitimization. In Ecuador the popularity of the president and the assembly is in double digits; in Peru there was a recent parliamentary coup that replaced the president; while in Chile the call for a constituent assembly was approved.
Several countries in the region will hold elections soon. In some cases, pre-existing crises triggered intense mobilizations that were drastically interrupted by the pandemic. The situation, for all these cases, revolves around the connection between economic crisis and health crisis.