Category Archives: Latin America

Venezuela Votes Amid International Outcry

Updated with results By Ronald J. Morgan In an unusual consensus between the United States and Latin America nations, criticism of Venezuela has been raised to a fever pitch ahead of the May 20th, presidential elections. Except for a few … Continue reading

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Paraguay Election Irregularties Cloud Right Wing Win

By Ronald J. Morgan The ghosts of Paraguay’s 35-year dictatorship are still influencing the country’s political environment.  The son of a top dictatorship official has been declared the winner of the April 22, presidential election. (ALERT: Discovery of election vote … Continue reading

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Peru: Status Quo Versus Political Reform

By Ronald J. Morgan Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 79, has left office after serving 20 months of his five-year term.The departure is seen as a major blow to a corrupt elite that has governed Peru since the fall of Alberto Fujimori … Continue reading

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Ecuador Faces off over Re-election

UPDATED: Ecuador has approved all proposed consultation questions including limitation of reelection to one period. Vote Results are: Question 1. 73.1% yes, no 26.29% Elimination from politics because of corruption conviction. Question 2. 64.21% yes, 35.79% no. Indefinite election reduced … Continue reading

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Marred Honduras Election Continues 2009 Crisis

UPDATED OAS General Secretary Luis Alamagro has told CNN  Feb 12 that the organization still does not recognize the results of the recent Honduran presidential elections. See Sources: note 5   By Ronald J. Morgan Once again, the international community has … Continue reading

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Peru Enters Period of Crisis

By Ronald J. Morgan The Christmas Eve pardon of former president and dictator Alberto Fujimori has brought Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a crisis which is expected to destroy his presidency. The perception that the decision could not have been … Continue reading

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Chile Returns Right Wing Billionaire to Power

By Ronald J. Morgan The right has returned to power in Chile. The election ebbed and flowed over first and second rounds and a new leftist force arose as well. But in the end, Sebastián Piñera, 68, of the Center Right … Continue reading

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