Letter from America

Receding pink tide?

Print edition : January 08, 2016

May 4, 2006: (From left) Presidents Nestor Kirchner of Argentina, Evo Morales of Bolivia, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in Iguazu, Argentina. It was with a burst of energy that Latin America emerged from decades of military dictatorship after the Second World War and the painful economic downturn of the 1990s. Photo: ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS

A supporter poses with a life-size cut-out of Mauricio Macri before his campaign rally in Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, on November 19. In Argentina, the Right returns to the presidency for the first time since 2003. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

In Latin America, electoral victories of the Right have shifted the balance of forces in the continent away from the Left.
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