Category Archives: Latin America

Election Briefing: Opposition Vows to Defeat Re-election of Honduras President Hernandez

By Ronald J. Morgan This November 26, Honduras will hold their third election since the 2009 military coup that overthrew leftist President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. This time, a coalition of left and moderate forces will attempt to defeat what they … Continue reading

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Venezuela Crisis Deepens

By Ronald J. Morgan Venezuela has become the worst political crisis in Latin America in decades. And with no end in sight, the human toll is expected to keep rising. An electoral and constitutional crisis which began taking shape shortly … Continue reading

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Lenin Moreno to Continue Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution

By Ronald J. Morgan This year’s Ecuadoran Elections wrapped up on a sour note and with the prospect of rising political confrontation. Right-wing Opposition Candidate Guillermo Lasso has refused to recognize the results of the second round voting. “I will never recognize … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Neoliberalism: Firings, Price Hikes, Austerity

By Ronald J. Morgan The second year of the Mauricio Macri Administration is beginning with what use to be called the Washington Consensus firmly in control. As is usually the case with such administrations the focus is on economic reforms that will … Continue reading

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Nicaragua’s Controversial Election

By Ronald J. Morgan Daniel Ortega has won a third consecutive re-election as President of Nicaragua. Ortega, who turns 71 this week, can point to some impressive accomplishments since returning to power through the ballot box in 2007. But dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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Ecuador Elections: The Citizens Revolution Without Correa

By Ronald J. Morgan After nine years of impressive social progress, Ecuador is facing the upcoming February 19, 2017 presidential election under the pressure of a dramatic economic downturn. The vote in five months, will also be the first presidential … Continue reading

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Peru’s “El Gringo” Wins By Less Than 1%

By Ronald J. Morgan Peru has conserved its post dictatorship leadership by the thinnest margins; beating back a powerful challenge from right wing populism’s Keiko Fujimori. Final results from the, June 10, second round voting gave Pedro Pablo Kuczynski the … Continue reading

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