Lula for president 2018

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

Why Ecuador matters!!

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.

Venezuela’s MUD must hold primaries Now!

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

What to expect from Chile’s local elections

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.

Colombia: ganó el "No"

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)

Are most Latin American elections rigged?

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

Opposition coalition wins control of Venezuela’s national assembly

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.

Venezuela holds congressional election

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.

Venezuela: Economy on the brink?

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.

What Is at stake in the upcoming Venezuela parliamentary election

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.

Venezuela heads for pivotal election, without a referee

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.

The new faces of Venezuela’s opposition

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.

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition divided over Venezuela

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

Electoral promises and Argentine farmers

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

Argentina’s hour of truth

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

Macri calls for the 'helpful vote' to defeat Kirchnerism

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%.

Venezuela’s Questionable Election Observers

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.

Politics in Colombia

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.

Water an election issue in Latin America?

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.