Latin America

Latin America: Return of the Pink Tide

Print edition : December 06, 2019

Cuban Communist Party leader and former President Raul Castro, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel at the solidarity conference in Havana on November 3. Photo: handout/REUTERS

Argentina’s President-elect Alberto Fernandez. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

President Evo Morales speaking from the presidential hangar in El Alto, Bolivia, on November 10. Photo: Enzo De Luca/AP

Demonstrators targeted with tear gas during a protest against the Sebastian Pinera government in Santiago, Chile, on November 8. Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP

Elections in the past month in Latin America have brought the Left back to power, while protests on the streets have shifted the balance of forces in countries where elections are not due. The focus of attention in the region is not merely on the largely incompetent right-leaning governments, but the policies dictated by the U.S. and the IMF.
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