The course of Mr. Ortega’s own political history should serve as reminder that overthrowing a government can be the citizens’ response when all other avenues for dissent are shut.
The region's democracies have been shaken in the last years, it may be a sign to deeper problems.
While the British were exiting the EU and the Americas were finally taking steps to protect democracy,
The United States, Colombia, Cuba and other Caribbean countries want to stabilize Venezuela’s oil exports and to prevent an escalation of violence, a breakdown of order and further floods of refugees.
Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn? The former brightest star in the region will find it very difficult to recover the leadership position it used to hold in Latin America.
The citizens of the South American countries are making their voices heard
The decision by key South American countries to send an ultimatum to Venezuela’s authoritarian regime demanding that it respect democratic rules went almost unnoticed in the U.S. media
The consequence of wining young voters support is they don't participate as much as older voters, and that is a problem for Bernie Sandersm as he is the young voters favorite
The history of Latin America and the Caribbean is plagued with dictators. That is why in 2001, the 34 countries of the OAS agreed to and signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
Everywhere in the world Congress oath is a customary and rather boring ceremony but in Venezuela it grasped the attention of world media that followed its proceedings step-by-step.
The reality of Venezuela demanded a recall referendum as the path to be followed, since a constitutional amendment was blocked by the judges of the Government making up the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.
The requests made by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition are concrete. None of them is out of the Constitution.
“In comparison to so many other countries in the world... Mexico is a culturally homogeneous country that does not have the problems of racism, religious wars or migration.”
Through this partnership, Microsoft and OpenAI will advance their mutual goal to democratize AI, so everyone can benefit from the technology.
A group of researchers found the first outlines of a society with democracy in Latin America, its origin is not a European phenomenon and it existed before the invasion of the Spanish empire.
This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur. But many heads of state are considering blocking Venezuela, at least temporarily, citing the erosion of democracy there.
As the "Rocky Horror Show" (AKA American Presidential Election according to a British nobleman) draws to a close, one too many are trying to understand how could this ordeal happened.
Young Latin Americans are political, but are not becoming politicians. The discredit of politics and the alienation of the young are common to democracies around the world.
In the late 2000s, leftist politicians were leading countries all across Latin America. Today, most are in retreat, challenged by a new crop of would-be leaders promising to fix the problems created by the left.
The net effect of these new bodies and their toothless, plagiarized democracy clauses has been to create parallel forums more favorable to the interests of autocrats.
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