Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Tuesday that he is “prepared” and “ready” to run for re-election in the 2018 election
With Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, The Economist says this could be France’s next revolution.
We just witnessed part 1 of the presidential race in Ecuador, where thanks to a divided opposition, the government-backed candidate Lenin Moreno secured participation in the run-off election scheduled for April 2nd.
With almost 90% of votes counted, candidate for incumbent party just short of 40% required for outright victory
It seems that leaders of the opposition have reached a consensus on pressing for the regional elections. That is progress. And completing the following steps should not be too complicated for them
US elections, Brexit and Colombian peace deal referendum are among the list.
Voter dissatisfaction with current political system is seen with abstention and blank/null ballots surpassing valid votes in large cities.
Chile’s New Majority suffered a heavy defeat this weekend at the voting booths, while opposition Vamos Chile celebrated an 18-percent increase in held offices compared to 2012.
Venezuela's elections for state governorships have been postponed until next year, a move denounced by the opposition...
Since Chile doesn’t have congressional mid-term elections, local elections—held almost three years after the presidential contest—serve to measure the popularity of the ruling coalition.
En un resultado sorpresivo, los votantes colombianos rechazaron este domingo el acuerdo alcanzado por el gobierno con la guerrilla de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)
Former friends and allies, now at opposite corners
Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina looks poised to win the first round of voting in the country's presidential election, early results suggest.
Someone who asks for help, good offices or diplomatic actions therefore cannot be considered a traitor.
International political hacker Andres Sepúlveda says he hacked nine recent elections in Latin America. He says that he hacked opposition offices and planted disinformation in social media to help candidates win elections
President Evo Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office, exit polls suggest.
Venezuela's Supreme Court has suspended the inauguration of three opposition MPs who were due to take office next week.
The opposition’s victory could energize a movement aiming to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power before the end of his term in 2019. For the first time in years, government opponents have won most of the seats in the National Assembly, handing a setback to President Maduro.
Venezuelans vote in congressional elections that are seen as the first serious challenge to the ruling socialists in 17 years. With the economy tanking, the ruling party could suffer its first big electoral loss in 17 years today.
Venezuelans will be going to the polls on Sunday to elect all 167 members of the National Assembly amid tension caused by the country's worsening economic decline.
Beatrice Rangel, based on a thesis that the goal of the ruling elite in Venezuela is to stay in power through voting processes, raises two possible scenarios that may develop in the coming days: One is an internal coup as a parliamentary election nears. The other is the Government deciding that the Parliament is not required anymore, because it is a useless body.
U.S. officials and Latin American leaders are awaiting Venezuela’s parliamentary elections this weekend with trepidation, worried that instead of defusing the country’s deep tensions, the vote could instead detonate a new crisis.
In Maduro-era Venezuela, opposition candidates know where to go to talk to voters. “All you have to do is go to the lines,” as a opposition candidate says. For the first time, many of the candidates seeking to enter parliament came of age during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.
Argentina's new pro-market president-elect Mauricio Macri on Monday promised deep change in Latin America's third-biggest economy and called for unity after his narrow election win laid bare the country's divisions.
Sixteen years of socialist rule, first by the late Hugo Chavez and now his successor Nicolas Maduro, have left the nation weary. For the first time in more than 10 years, every major poll indicates the opposition could come out ahead in the Dec. 6 legislative vote.
The strong 16 pages long letter sent by OAS (Organization of American States) secretary general Luis Almagro to Venezuelan electoral officials calling for transparency, international observers and freeing political prisoners, ahead of December 6 legislative elections, triggered an immediate furious insulting reaction from Venezuela's strongman Diosdado Cabello
Lawmakers from the US and Latin America urge Venezuela to allow OAS observers to monitor upcoming legislative elections
U.S. senators and leading lawmakers from Latin America asked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday to guarantee free, transparent and democratic parliamentary elections next month.
Argentina's election season has dramatically changed the agricultural landscape in the country, one of the world's breadbaskets. Exporters are now more confident than ever that profits will soar next year, creating a short term impact of plunging sales abroad and reduced cash-flow in the Argentine Central Bank’s coffers
Running on the slogan “Not corrupt, nor a thief,” Mr. Morales benefited from his image as a political outsider after an anticorruption movement brought down President Otto Pérez Molina
With almost 90 percent of the vote counted, left-wing candidate Scioli slid ahead with a just over 1 percent over his conservative rival Marcri.
Whether Scioli wins or loses on Sunday, Argentina is nearing its hour of truth. In Argentina, economy went down, and poverty went up under president Cristina Fernandez., Here are the numbers
The US dollar in Argentina ended trading on Monday at 9.51 Pesos in banks and foreign exchange agencies while the parallel exchange rate or 'blue' continued to grow and ended 17 cents higher at 16.11 Pesos.
Argentine conservative presidential candidate Mauricio Macri, has called on the 'helpful vote' arguing that third placed Sergio Massa, has “no chances of making it to a run-off”. The latest polls show incumbent Daniel Scioli with 37/38% of vote intention followed by Macri with 27/28% and Massa 20/21%.
The Constitutional Court is expected to approve the procedure before organizing the referendum.
The congressional elections to be held in Venezuela in December offer a flicker of hope to a country facing dark prospects. Sadly, Venezuela has a long tradition of cherry-picking its election observers. Given the potential for serious political unrest, such an outcome poses a danger to all parties involved.
The Post´s argument is that the transition from traditional to broker styles of clientelism in Colombia has weakened the capacity of Colombian political elites to deal with increasingly serious problems of social conflict and political violence.
This year, tens of millions of voters will go to the polls in several Latin American countries shaken by violence and stuttering economies. But the issue that decides their vote may be as close as the nearest faucet.
Unofficial quick count results show governing party has lost La Paz and several key governorships
Court Strips Democratic Unity Coalition's Status 8 Days before Polls. Just over a week before local elections in Bolivia on March 29, the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) cancelled the juridical status of the opposition Democrat Unity Coalition (UD)