latin america

The good and bad from Latin America's recent shift towards the left

Left of Center candidates have scored huge victories in the past year, but things haven't changed very much so far. Keep in mind that many of these governments are very new, so they haven't been given much of a chance yet.
OTOH, there is a lot of work to do and little of that work has been done so far.

BLM has changed the entire hemisphere

Since the news media in the U.S. pretends that the rest of the world either doesn't exist, or doesn't matter, political movements in this country rarely consider anything beyond our borders. It's easy to think that the rest of the world feels the same about whatever is going on in the U.S.
The reality is that most people in other nations are more tuned in to what is happening on this planet than the typical American. That's a good thing.

South America is about to shift further to the left than ever before

When Guillermo Lasso, a former banker and finance minister who advocates shrinking the state and cutting taxes, defeated socialist Andrés Arauz by a narrow margin in Ecuador last month (after the Left won the legislature in convincing fashion), it appeared that the Left in Latin America was still too weak to challenge t

All three Latin American coup leaders have covid-19

There are 33 nations in Latin America.
Thirty have various forms of democracy, some better some worse.
In those thirty nations none of the presidents have Covid-19.

Three nations in Latin America are run by coup leaders.
All three coup leaders have Covid-19.

What are the odds of that?

Latin America is rebelling against America's neoliberalism

The mainstream media largely ignored the collapse of the center-left over the past decade. The ideology of "progressive on social issues, while being almost indistinguishable from the right-wing on economic issues" had died in 2008, but its zombie corpse lives on because the ruling class requires it.
Western democracy has been crumbling from within for a long time.