Latin America's Left Turn

RISS leading expert Igor Pshenichnikov analyzes the current socio-political processes in Latin America. According to the analyst, the political pendulum is swinging back to the left in the region after Lopez Obrador won Mexico's presidential election in 2018. The analyst notes that the growing popularity of socialist ideas in Latin America stems from the extreme social inequality associated with the neoliberal economic policies pursued by many regional governments over the past decades.

Summary:

  • The popularity of left-wing leaders in Latin America is highly likely to continue growing, as there is a steady social demand for equality and social justice in the region. Meanwhile, the United States will obviously try to undermine the electoral strength of the left in Latin America.
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